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pulleys seem OK.. why wont the belt stay on!?

 
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Old 08 Feb 2014, 04:51 am
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Hey cruisers, I'm a bit stumped and need some guidance..
I noticed my accessory belt slipped off, so I took off the splash guards to check if any of the pulleys were seized or if the belt had broke. The tensioner, power steering, and a/c pulleys all moved freely so I put the original belt back on.
The belt pops off with the first turn of the engine when I start the car.
Should I try a fresh belt? Could my compressor not spin when the clutch is engaged? Does anyone know what the culprit could be?
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Hey cruisers, I'm a bit stumped and need some guidance..
I noticed my accessory belt slipped off, so I took off the splash guards to check if any of the pulleys were seized or if the belt had broke. The tensioner, power steering, and a/c pulleys all moved freely so I put the original belt back on.
The belt pops off with the first turn of the engine when I start the car.
Should I try a fresh belt? Could my compressor not spin when the clutch is engaged? Does anyone know what the culprit could be?
You can turn the compress by hand to see if it locks. Most likely your tensioner is bad. Check for wobble.
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Old 08 Feb 2014, 01:13 pm
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I think the question was if the compressor was locked- So it would spin when all was off (electric clutch disengaged) but as soon as powered the clutch would engage a seized pump?
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The belt pops off with the first turn of the engine
if it's happening that soon, pull the connector off the cam sensor and have someone crank it while you watch
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Old 09 Feb 2014, 06:56 pm
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Uptown,
The flywheel spins freely when all is off, but I do not know if the compressor is seized once engaged. Can I check if the compressor is seized by starting the car, turning on the a/c, and trying to turn the flywheel once the a/c Clutch is engaged?
Rob,
How would I remove the can sensor? I assume watching the belt come off could give me the answer I'm looking for
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With the car off I can turn the flywheel and it will eventually lock if the compressor is seized?
The tensioner seems ok, but I will take a closer look for wobble or slop.. It definitely still has plenty of tension
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With the car off I can turn the flywheel and it will eventually lock if the compressor is seized?
The tensioner seems ok, but I will take a closer look for wobble or slop.. It definitely still has plenty of tension
You can turn the ac pump not the the engine. just reach up and spin the end that sticks out the furthest from the pump. But you would hear all manner of screeching if something was locked up.
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