Replaced the idler pulley or tensioner and the drive belt and now the engine will not start

Tiny
RHONDA PARRENT-SPENCER
  • MEMBER
  • 1996 SAAB 900
  • 2.3L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 135,000 MILES
The idler pulley or tensioner broke, so it started shredding the drive belt. I replaced both and now the engine wont start.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Friday, September 30th, 2016 AT 2:41 PM

3 Replies

Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Hi RHONDA,

It sounds like you may have an accessory that has locked up, can you remove the belt and see if the engine starts?

Please let us know what you find so it will help others.

Best, Ken
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
RHONDA PARRENT-SPENCER
  • MEMBER
It ended up be the ignition switch, which is hard to find but I've located. Thank you.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 AT 12:58 PM
Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Please use 2CarPros anytime, we are here to help and tell a friend.

Best, Ken
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 AT 2:40 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides