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My engine has lost all compression after alternator belt shredded ,cleaned all up and no noise at all whilst starting,has anyone got an idea to fix?

Engine lost alternator belt then had no compression or any other noise.crank and cam turns but no idea what it is could anyone help ,thanks Peter

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Did the belt shredding damage wiring or a sensor connection?
The engine would start with no belt.

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