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I was driving to work this morning and my engine was making a loud grinding noise. I kept drivign and the battery light came on and smoke started to come out from the hood and I pulled over. Can someone tell me what it may be?? the tow guy though a belt may have snapped and thats what was smoking....
 

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I've seen lots of reports of failed belt tensioners resulting in a seized tensioner pulley, smoke, and a failed belt.



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ScottxMac said:
Do you know if this casues engine problems
Losing the accessory belt will cause the alternator, water pump, and power steering pump to stop turning. You car will light up like a christmas tree, over heat, and be hard to steer.




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Ed,

Thats exactly what happened...do you know if it is expensive to fix and/or the complexity of the repair? or is it just a replacement of the belt?

Thanks
 
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