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Belt busted not running right

My belt busted which got tangled on alternator,replaced it also tensioner and pulley.But now it misses,rpm stalls then picks backup, sometimes it dies but hard to start up ,have to step on gas.Also backfierd when starting or at higher rpms.(I had to drive 1.5 by turning engine on till 25 mpr then turning off letting it coast so water would not get hot.)

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  • Devon Sacco
    Devon Sacco May 11, 2010

    You can also try taking the belt off and see if the engine starts easier and runs normal for a good 20sec.

  • Devon Sacco
    Devon Sacco May 11, 2010

    It's possible that your water pump ceased up. Or some other pulley like the alternator, power steering, or AC ceased up.

    I would take the belt back off and check all the pulley to see if it spins freely.

    A ceased pulley probably caused the busted belt in the first place.

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Not good to run them without a belt as it won't turn the waterpump. You may have messed something up when you drove it that far. Sounds like something may have happened to an exhaust or intake valve which is why you are getting missing and back firing. Check your compression on your cylinders.

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if the belt squeals why not fix that first? ?>?????
that is correct, if a shared belt resource, is seized it will cause any belt to slip and the alternator to stall , after all they are SHARED.
some alternators do have the regulator in the ECU. for sure.
why guess, tools are cheap. wana buy a tool.>
did you hand spin all shared pulleys to feel for seizer or use a $5
stethoscope on each for load bearing noise, so simple to do...
they sell this tool called a Laser RPM tool, point and shoot.
its cheap,
The correct RPM of the ALT is publised in the FSM and you can measure it.
i take my crank pulley diameter and divide it by the alt pulley diameter.
eg: one is 8" other is 3"
so the ratio is 2.66 :1
so at engine RPM of 800 x 2.66 you have 2128 rpm on the alt.
basic mech, 101.
so if the tool shows way less than that, then bingo, the pulley is slipping, BTW2 not all slips squeal. so.... the tools rule the world of mechanics.
here is the cheap tool i use to find things with wrong RPM.
i put a dab of liquid paper (walfart) on any pulley and this tool
picks it up and bam RPM exactly.
no hands getting caught in belts etc, no danger.

so recap
belt new.
all things on the belt, feel good spun
all things on that belt , sound good $5 stethoscope.
tension on belt , at spec.
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in the real world , sometimes THINGs only SEIZE on the fly.
picture in mind a dry bearing that keeps dragging more as it spins faster. bingo. its bad. and gets worse at higher RPM and soon it
will seize 100% and throw that belt or shred it.

I cant pin down where it squeels
why not drop the belt (cold engine if shared with water pump)
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Just follow these steps to remove and replace the alternator. You will need this tools, Serpentine belt tool, Battery wrench, Lug wrench, Floor jack, Jack stand, Socket set,

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