I have a 1993 lexus es300 and my serpentine belt broke. After replacing it I noticed smoke coming from the car. The alternator is spinning but are the bottom pulleys suppose to spin freely?

Asked by Jul 03, 2015 at 08:47 PM about the 1993 Lexus ES 300

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

if the bottom two pulleys aren't spinning by hand what do I do? and if they are not suppose to spin freely why is the belt smoking?

2 Answers

23,985

A serpent in a labyrinth- now you see why mechanics make so much money-

72,315

Yes, the other pulleys are supposed to spin relatively easy with exception of the crankshaft pulley. That's the large pulley on the bottom center of the engine. Now you know why the old belt broke. Whatever is not spinning is locked up. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Lexus ES 300 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,420
  • #2
    rockajean
    Reputation
    480
  • #3
    AndyESLexus
    Reputation
    420
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lexus GS 300
16 Great Deals out of 658 listings starting at $2,546
Used Toyota Camry
1,047 Great Deals out of 87,036 listings starting at $1,296
Used Honda Accord
1,116 Great Deals out of 72,482 listings starting at $850
Used Toyota Corolla
971 Great Deals out of 63,761 listings starting at $1,850
Used BMW 3 Series
1,049 Great Deals out of 32,738 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic
808 Great Deals out of 61,427 listings starting at $950

Used Cars For Sale

2003 Lexus ES 300 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 214 listings starting at $2,980
2002 Lexus ES 300 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 218 listings starting at $2,100

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.