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Something fell off, there was smoke, help!

My car broke down the other day as i was on my way home. I heard a sound and thought that I hit a rock on the road. However, when I looked in my rearview mirror there was something rolling on the road with the remnants of a cloud of smoke. The car would no longer accelerate and the two lights that came on were a red "oil" light and a red "volts" light. I could not find the part that may have fallen off so it is hard to tell what it was. I was just wondering if you would maybe know what it was.
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  • Jamie Stanley
    Jamie Stanley May 11, 2010

    Could have been the crank sensor. But that's just a guess. How was the part shaped? Was it kinda like a Wheel?

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I can only assume what you've described is a snapped serpentine belt. I would suggest not driving the vehicle until you have all the pertaining pulleys checked for this is why most belts fail. Thank you, Dana

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