if timing chain broke would serpentine belt n pulleys move when trying to start?

Asked by May 25, 2012 at 04:17 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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There should be a crank pulley that drives the serpentine belt. So the belt would still turn even if the timing belt was broken.

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larry is correct, drive pulley for serpentine is the crankshaft.

your belt will tur the pulleys since it is connected to the crank , your valve train will not , open the oil fill cap & see if you can see the rocker arms moving up and down , if they don't move your timing chain or belt is broken.

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Yes. But what makes you think the chain is broke.

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If it's a four cylinder Ecotec, you don't want to spin the engine with a broken timing chain. It will bend the valves if they are not bent already. Remove the valve cover and you can see the chain on the passenger side,

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