serpentine belt problems

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:34 PM
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So, about ten minutes ago, I started up my '99 V70 base model, and it made some weird sound in the engine and failed to start, so I tried it again and it started right up. However, the first difference I noticed was the battery icon on the dash, then I noticed that I had no power steering, so I instinctively thought it was the serpentine belt. Popped the hood and saw the belt had managed to jump off of the power steering pump. I also noticed below it something had broken off and was causing it to go loose. Here is an image:

 
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:06 PM
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Looks like the belt tensioner broke.
 
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:58 PM
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well apparently, the pulley snapped off of the bracket that holds it, the alternator, the ac compressor and the power steering pump, and that the bracket had a crack in it, making it useless. Wouldn't have discovered the crack unless the bold had snapped in half in the bracket.
 
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I wonder if someone cross threaded a screw to begin with. Then maybe that is what cracked the bracket.
 
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It makes me wonder if the bracket had cracked when the pulley snapped off or if it was already like that to begin with.
 
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:13 AM
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Agreed.
That bracket is also a pain to replace. All the accessories have to come off to replace it.
 
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