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How do I change belt pulleys? Could a loosew belt cause the car to overheat?

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Yes, a loose belt can cause it. I faulty water pump or thermostate could also be the cause.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

Yes, a loose belt can cause a car to overheat. On some cars (likely that one, too) the belt drives the fan and the water pump.

AutoZone.com has repair manuals that should tell you step-by-step how to do this. You'll need the year, make, model, and engine size of the car to be sure.

http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm

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