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Help :(. Lost power, won't restart. Aux belt???

Going down the M54 last night after a great karting session at WM meet after my little breakdown I got home at half 1

Doing some speed under a little load- felt somthing go, revs went down. No power or power steering. Won't restart turns over.

Thoughts. ???

Aux belt???

Just to prepare myself.
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Need a little more info Tom.
Did engine cut out when you 'felt something go'? Or, did revs die down but still engine kept running? If thats the case, did you manage to drive it home ok only without power steering?
What indications did you get on dash when it happened? Are there any odd noises when cranking it over?
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If the auxillary belt has gone the car should run for a while until the battery goes flat.

The car would have heavy steering during this time as well as the alternator warning light on the dash being on.

The fact that the car turns over means that the battery isn't flat as well.
Does the engine spin over faster than normal? If so it could be the cam belt.


If it spins at normal speed it could be something like the crank sensor.
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Dreaded cam belt...???
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Revs died down. Aux belt it's the one uncovered right? If so that's still there. The battery has a solid black light on it so needs a recharge. Steering felt heavy within and bout 2/3 secs of me knoticing it.

Don't think it's cam belt there was no noise at all just a loss in power.

It turns the starter but no life. Seems about the same but no resistance etc... U know not trying to start if you know what I mean.

Any way to tell if it's cambelt - without garage?
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Ps only ran for about 150 yards out of gear.
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The power steering would have gone anyway as the engine stopped.

To check the cam belt you can unbolt the cover and check the belt is still turning when the engine is cranked.

You may also be able to see the inlet cam turning if you unscrew the oil filler.

If the belt has lost a few teeth it may well be still turning the cams , but they will be out of position.
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Going down the M54 last night after a great karting session at WM meet after my little breakdown I got home at half 1

Doing some speed under a little load- felt somthing go, revs went down. No power or power steering. Won't restart turns over.

Thoughts. ???

Aux belt???

Just to prepare myself.
Oh bugger man, fingers crossed it's not to expensive to put right and im sure you'll be on the road soon mate
 
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Mmmm it's looking like cam belt then! I'll find out tomoz
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Any thoughts on Alfa stumping costs. 62k. Full service history and on time.
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Any thoughts on Alfa stumping costs. 62k. Full service history and on time.
You may be lucky, have you seen the waterpump failure thread in the stickies in the 147/156 section?

Here

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...v-engines.html
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