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2.4 Auxiliary belt issue

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Whilst on a short journey today, in the sweltering heat, my power steering suddenly failed and the battery warning came on. Luckily I was 1/2 mile from home and managed to get back.
Upon expection of the engine I noticed the Aux belt was only juddering around and then there was a sound of metal falling through the engine bay and aux belt went slack and stopped turning completely. Guessing a tensioner broke/came off.

Has anyone had a similar issue? Not sure whether the power steering went as a result of the tensioner or vice versa
Is it ok to drive the car 1 mile to a garage or could I damage it more?

In case info needed, can belt changed 300 miles ago.

Sod's law this happens now, have a baby on the way and sadly gonna have to sell the brera after 2 great years. Maybe it's the cars way of telling me to keep it as had a few issues since decided to sell and none before :-)

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It sounds like your bottom pulley has come apart, not uncommon but I wouldnt drive it untill you know for sure as sometimes if the aux belt has been damaged bits of it can find their way inside the timing belt cover.

You should be able to see it if you take the drivers side front wheel off and then the small plastic cover held on with 2 torx bolts.

If you can see its broken and buy a new one the 2.4 is different to the 1.9 engine pulley, 2.4 has 5 bolts, 1.9 has 4

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Hi Jon,
Thanks for your reply, I've just had the wheel and cover off and found the pulley loose behind it. The central rubber appears to have perished leaving the central part still bolted in place.
Not sure about repairing myself due to the lack of space and re-fitting the belt so think I will speak to my local garage rather than the Alfa specialist I usually use due to distance.

The belt looks virtually new with no damage to it at all.
Do you reckon I can do a mile in it without causing further damage to anything? Don't wanna have to get a tow to the garage if I can help it.
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