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Q: Belt broke in car

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The water pump in my car has seized and broke the belt.

A: Typically when this happens, replacing the ...

Typically when this happens, replacing the water pump and belt will usually solve the problem. I would have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come out and inspect your problem and properly replace your water pump and drive belt.

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