Engine stall at start up after thrown belt

Asked by Oct 10, 2016 at 08:09 PM about the 2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2001 Sable rough idle and stall after replacing belt. car ran about 4 miles
without belt. could this be the issue, or do I need to look somewhere else?
BTW-replaced A/C clutch and coil with belt removed because it needed it.

1 Answer

I assume it was the serpentine belt? Without the belt you would have no water pump, alternator or power steering. If you went ling enough to overheat you may have a leaky head gasket. If coolant is getting into one or more cylinders that would cause a rough or no idle situation

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