Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Serpentine belt came off of 1995 Chevrolet Camaro

asked by on

I bought this car from a private party. The car had been sitting a while and the last owner said he had changed the serpentine belt recently. It ran good the first time I drove it home. I decided to drive it to work and on the way home the car died. After looking under the hood, I noticed the serpentine belt had came off, and had knocked the radiator hose off, and tore some wires out in the process. I need the car looked at to see what needs to be done to get it running again.

If the belt was replaced prior to purchasing it, and the belt immediately broke, there could be another problem. Most likely one of the pulleys used as an idler or for one of the accessories could be seized causing the belt to repeatedly burn or break off. The belt tensioner could also be defective. If one of the radiator hoses got taken off when the belt failed then a coolant flush should be carried out and the system should be bled to ensure there aren’t any air pockets in the cooling system which would cause overheating issues. The wiring can be repaired as well. I would recommend having a qualified technician come out and confirm your issue and repair or replace the serpentine belt as necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Serpentine belt came off of 1995 Chevrolet Camaro

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Driverside engine vibration at warm idle.

Hi there. Quite often the type of vibration you are describing can be caused by a loose motor mount. It's not uncommon for only one side to wear out, but as one becomes loose, excessive pressure is applied to the...

Q: my car had fail code p0122,how much to fix?

The code P0122 has to do with the TPS (throttle position sensor) voltage fell below .49 volts or went over 4.65 volts. This can be caused by the TPS, wiring or connector issues at the TPS or the ECM (engine...

Q: Car will not start after belt came off

Hello. We need to gather some more information before we can diagnose the starting issue. Was the vehicle running fine before the belt popped off? Did the belt go back on as tight as it was before? When you turn...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.