Serpentine belt and pulleys

Tiny
MICHAEL COLE
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  • 1996 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 237,349 MILES
My serpentine belt both belts just stop spinning on van SE model.
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Thursday, July 5th, 2018 AT 3:57 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning.

Do you mean the belts are still on and with the engine running the belts are not moving?

Can you give me all the specifics you can?

Roy
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Thursday, July 5th, 2018 AT 5:44 AM
Tiny
MICHAEL COLE
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Yes, the engine was running and both belts are on and not spinning.
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Thursday, July 5th, 2018 AT 5:48 AM
Tiny
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Okay, thanks.

It sounds like the harmonic balancer key has failed and it is not connected to the crankshaft.

See if the bolts are not broken for the pulley.

Roy
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Thursday, July 5th, 2018 AT 6:03 AM
Tiny
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Okay, they look okay. Here is a video:
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Thursday, July 5th, 2018 AT 6:22 AM
Tiny
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Okay, thanks.

Can you take a video with it running?

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Thursday, July 5th, 2018 AT 6:34 AM
Tiny
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I would but I tried starting it last night and it sounded bad so I hurried up and shut it off. I cannot really explain noise.
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Thursday, July 5th, 2018 AT 6:38 AM
Tiny
MICHAEL COLE
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I know the drive pulley was wobbling.
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Thursday, July 5th, 2018 AT 6:38 AM
Tiny
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If it runs and the pulley is not turning, it may be the pin in the pulleys that has broken. My question is why? The pulley may be loose.

You are going to need to remove the belts and then remove the four bolts for the pulleys and then the center bolt for the balancer.

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Thursday, July 5th, 2018 AT 6:43 AM
Tiny
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Okay, after I remove the center bolt for the balancer will it reveal the PIN?
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Thursday, July 5th, 2018 AT 6:48 AM
Tiny
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Yes, the pulley should just pull off. Then we can see what is damaged.

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Thursday, July 5th, 2018 AT 7:04 AM
Tiny
MICHAEL COLE
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Both belts are off all pulleys are okay, except for the crankshaft pulley. It is wobbling and loose and there are six bolts. Also, there is a screw that looks like a pin would go in it. Here is a video to belts still look good too.
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Friday, July 6th, 2018 AT 6:22 AM
Tiny
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Here is video:
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Friday, July 6th, 2018 AT 6:30 AM
Tiny
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The six bolts hold the balancer to the timing gear. The timing belt runs behind that. The center bolt will release the balancer when you remove it.

That loose pulley is my concern. Cannot see it to well.

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Friday, July 6th, 2018 AT 9:35 AM
Tiny
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I have to go to work. I will try more when I get off.
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Friday, July 6th, 2018 AT 9:50 AM
Tiny
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Okay, sounds good.

Roy
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Friday, July 6th, 2018 AT 9:53 AM
Tiny
MICHAEL COLE
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I really need to fix this.
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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 AT 7:06 AM
Tiny
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Did you take the pulleys off and the center bolt out?
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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 AT 7:16 AM
Tiny
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No, I have not gotten to, I have been getting off work too late. I knew you were wanting a video with a better look so I took that when I got off work last night. I will try to get off work early so I can take the pulleys and center bolt off. When I take all that off will it mess with the timing?
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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 AT 7:57 AM
Tiny
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Just do not remove the cog gear with the belt. Leave it there.

Roy
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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 AT 9:56 AM

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