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Q: Broken belt

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A belt broke on my car.

A: The belt drive system runs the vehicle acce...

The belt drive system runs the vehicle accessories, such as power steering, AC, and the alternator. The belt can be replaced, but first we must determine what caused the belt to break. Lack of maintenance is common, as most belts last a very very long time before they fail. However, a seized pulley, or failure of a component along this belt drive system, can break the belt. Generally, a pulley or component can seize, causing a massive amount of friction, which can tear the belt. Have a trained mechanic verify the concern and check the drive belt for other malfunctions. Consider YourMechanic, and avoid an unsafe situation. We come to you!

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