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Bottom wheel of water pump wont turn, burning belt

I started the car when it was about 20 degrees out and it started smoking so shut it off, opened the hood and water pump belt was broken. During summer had a problem with water pump so replaced it ,I dont believe we put any antifreeze in it. Also the bottom wheel out of the three is not spinning.Could it all be frozen

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I replaced the water pump,put it all together now it wont start.the engine turnes but wont fire up,as if there is no fuel or spark.could it be the timming allthough i made sure not to tamper with any timing parts?

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The wheel could be stuck but you need to have the water drained out and a mixture of antifreeze to water added to it. Be sure to keep in mind the heater core also has fluid in it and you could damage that also.

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