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Tensioner locked up in full tension position.
Your tensioner may have seized and started the whole disaster. And now the belt has broken when engine was running-even worse. You need to check for bent valves. So called "interference engines" are subject to bent or broken valves, and even piston damage, when the timing belt breaks while the engine is running. You need somebody experienced to check your engine out, to do a little checking for possible problems. Then you can spend the money for new timing belt, new tensioner, new water pump, ...check if you need new sprockets, any other pulleys, anything on yours that got worn. Just hope you don't have to pull the cylinder head for a valve job. Find out if you have an interference engine, to begin with.
Posted on Jan 06, 2013
For a water pump to lock ( seize) it would have had bearing failure in the pump. that will require a new water pump. It is possible of obstruction in the impellor section but this would be unlikely. When water pump bearins fail you will normally hear a low tinny metal growl at low rpm long before seizure occurs
Posted on Jan 06, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If it's a 2.2 there is a special tool that holds chain while servicing the H2O pump.If you didn't have it the chain slipped & is now too tight causing the whine.You will need to take everthing apart.I woulr recommend replacing the chain & all guides(kit) Hope this helps
Posted on May 27, 2009
You may not need a serp tool. Look for a place on the tensioner to fit your ratchet into then turn to push tension off. If there is enogh room to get the ratchet in
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
One of the pulleys is bad and is not spinning.You will need to remove the belt and spin each one to see which one is locked up or very difficult to turn. The only pully you will not be able to turn should the crankshaft pully all others should spin relatively easy.
Posted on Jul 20, 2010
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