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The serpentine belt broke i have replaced it but the car will not start now. I was driving it when it broke. I have checked for bad wires and the battery all looks good. I have no idea where to go from here any help would be great. Thanks for you time,

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  • sbowhunter Jun 21, 2009

    The belt was bad thats why it broke :( No pulleys are bad and yes I did jump the battery and checked the starter wires. The car will turn over but will not start.

    Thank for your time.

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Your belt broke because something locked up take the belt back off and spin all the pulley i'm sure you will find one locked up either a idle pulley or the alternator

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    mike loshbough Jun 21, 2009

    The belt breaking may have gotten into the crank sensor ,possibly pulling out the wires or breaking the sensor it self. The sensor is located down by the crank pulley behind it.

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You have charged your battery correct? If you are jump starting and the motor is not cranking then I would check the starter wires. If not please let me know and I will continue to try and help.

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