Changed serpentine. Belt and car wants to start but doesnt . Can anyone tell us what to check

Asked by Jun 15, 2015 at 04:54 PM about the 1995 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car ran for 5_10 minutes.
After the belt frayed and spung
around the crank shaft pulley.
Until it snapped.

2 Answers


There is something that the belt turns that has seized up. Try spinning each thing the belt goes on like the water pump pulley, power steering pulley etc. any pulley that is hard to turn or will not turn at all is the culprit.


Most likely A/C Clutch froze or idler pulley. Try them first

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