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1995 mercury tracer 1.9l wont start after new serpentine belt

So yesterday i was driving the girls car (1995 mercury tracer 1.9l) when i heard a loud flapping noise and before i could pull over and it cut off, turns out the tensioner and the serpentine belt failed, but regardless the car still wouldn't crank back up. Replaced the tensioner, serpentine belt, and crank position sensor since the belt hit it hard and still no luck. Pulled back what i could of the timing cover while the tensioner and belt was off and the timing belt is still intact and tight. Car turns over, fuel pumps turns on and its getting spark, what are the chances the timing belt would skip a few teeth from the serpintine belt breaking as that's the only damn thing i can think of. Any ideas would be awesome!

Also, no other sensors are near where the belt broke, and i checked the crank position sensor wires to see if they were damaged and they are perfectly fine.

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  • dklimek86 May 30, 2009

    Agreed, but its just too weird that it never happened until the belt started slapping around...

  • dklimek86 Jun 03, 2009

    Turns out it was a timing belt, got one on yesterday and shes running great again!

  • dklimek86 Jun 04, 2009

    Well since the serpentine belt didn't break at once and shredded from age, it wrapped all around the crank and walked itself inside the crankshaft sprocket. Once it got in there it trashed the timing belt, jumped almost 90* off top dead center and broke the crank position sensor too.

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The timing belt should not have been affwcted. Sounds like you have everything chk'd and accounted for.. The best way to chk the cam and crank is a compression test.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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    Ned C Cook Jun 03, 2009

    Thank you for taking the time to let me know. It is weird they bot.h gave out at the sme time. I'm glad you got it running. Thanks again.

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