I have a 2013 Nissa Maxima, with 70,000 miles. why would the serpentine belt break
It was probably original and just wore out. Unless you heard something squealing before it broke? Serpentine belts can easily last 50 to 70 thousand miles. HTH. -Jim
Serpentine belts rarely just break. Check to see that the idler and tensioner pulleys move freely. Also check the harmonic balancer to see if it is straight and in one piece.
Turns out the power steering pump was leaking on the belt. I replaced both the pump and the serpentine belt. Now....there is a loud squealing sound for the first few minutes when I start the car. It only happens after the cat has been sitting for a few hours.
Thanks all for your assistance!!!
You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim
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