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Our main belt that connects the alternator, water pump etc. fell off. We replaced it and the water pump but now there are sparks coming from that side of the car and a horrible grinding noise when it first starts. What could be the problem

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Check all pulleys to see if they rotate freely. One will be frozen I'll bet. Then you will know what is at fault causing the sparks

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  2. Loosen alternator and alternator tensioner. Alternator tensioner bolts to water pump so that bolt will need to come out.
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  5. Remove the 4 x 10mm bolts on the water pump pulley. Remove the water pump pulley.
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  7. The camshaft pulley should slide off, however you will probably have no clearance (because of the crankshaft bolt) to remove the pulley. The pulley has to be removed.
  8. Place a jack under the sump, use a piece of wood to protect the sump. Jack the sump up 1/2 inch. Undo the two 14mm bolts in the engine mounts. When the two left hand engine mount bolts are out, lower the jack slowly until you can slide the camshaft pulley out.
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  11. Undo the bolts holding the water pump.
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