Hi. I just had a backyard mechanic install a new serpentine belt. Right after this I noticed my car is not running as smooth.Feel vibration through the steering wheel and somewhat of a rough idle. Thx


Asked by Jan 08, 2014 at 07:12 PM about the 1995 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 4 Dr Regency Elite Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is there a bit of a breaking in period
for a new belt? Maybe this is why the
car is running not a smooth?

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He has knocked a vacuum line off, spark plug wire or unplugged a sensor and didn't plug it back in.

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Thank you.


glad to help

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Tom Demyan

No break in period.

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Thx Tom. I didn't think so. Wishful thinking I guess. Just hope my mechanic friend can detect what he did wrong.If not,off to shop where I should have gone in the first place!

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