No start after replacing serpentine belt

Tiny
NATALIECHANEY
  • MEMBER
  • 1997 BUICK LESABRE
  • 3.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,000 MILES
The pulley on the idler arm broke while I was driving and the serpentine belt broke (shredded). Replaced belt and all seemed okay for a couple of days. Now when I try to start the car all I get is a clicking noise. Charged battery and it started a couple of times, then back to just clicking. Even when the battery charger is set on start engine still only clicking noise when trying to start. Radio, lights, door locks, windows, etc. All work when the key is turned on.
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 10:08 AM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good afternoon,

Sounds like your battery is low and you may have a charging system issue.

I attached some guides for you to follow.

You need to charge the battery to 12.6 volts. Then use a voltmeter to check the running voltage. it should be 14 to 14.5.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-charge-your-car-battery

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-alternator

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

Roy
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 10:16 AM

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