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Old 10-15-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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Serp. belt slippage?

I drove my car today and it smelled like burning wires insulation, I thought something shortened, but when I was shifting - i would ocasionally hear a squeak like if the fan belt was lose. I know our cars have self-tentioning serp. belt so was wondering if anybody else experienced something similar. Im out of town right now (about 40) miles and am hesitant on driving car home, where I can put it in a garage n start tearing it apart.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:21 PM   #2
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Not sure if mine is related to your issue but I just had a tensioner pulley burn up on me at 68k miles
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:52 PM   #3
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hmmm. that could be it.
Car drove fine today (made it home) with no smoke this time, yet heard squeak a couple times. Will replace belt and all worn rollers and go from there.
Now - new problem; spoiler has a mind of its own... goes up at parking lot speed, stays up, clicks or goes up when when I turn headlights on etc... Probably not related though. Car haven't been flooded.

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