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on my drive to work this morning I heard a squeel and then I could smell burning rubber, pulled up and looked under the bonnet and it looks like the belt has snapped, question is which belt(see pic) and will I need to get the car recovered or will it make it to a garage for a new one.
 

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If the car carried on running, you may be lucky and it is just the Aux belt (that runs the AC and the alternator). Get both changed immediately, if one belt disintegrated, it may have damaged the other.
 

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Car carried on running fine I drove about half a mile more just to get it to work. Would you say its safe to drive to a garage?
 

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It is indeed the A/C - Generator-belt that has snapped....This belt is a real PA** in change, whereas the other is a 30 min job. I would recommend replacing both as they are 10-15£ each and the big belt needs to be taken of anyway to replace the BAS**** belt ;-) :)
 

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Car carried on running fine I drove about half a mile more just to get it to work. Would you say its safe to drive to a garage?
'Should' be OK, steering will probably be quite heavy, and your battery will be getting weak as wont be getting charged
 

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Garage has just been in touch, belt has snapped because the pulley has melted in place!!! Also power steering did fail when the belt snapped. Hopefully shouldnt be any other damage.
 

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Garage has just been in touch, belt has snapped because the pulley has melted in place!!! Also power steering did fail when the belt snapped. Hopefully shouldnt be any other damage.
Really strange as the pictures shows the "big belt" in which takes care of powersteering to be in position. This belt shouldnt at all be affected if the small belt between generator & A/C comporessor snaps....
 

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Really strange as the pictures shows the "big belt" in which takes care of powersteering to be in position. This belt shouldnt at all be affected if the small belt between generator & A/C comporessor snaps....
On the 1.9 JTD (which he has), the aux belt runs the AC/Alternator & Power-Steering pump.
So the steering will be heavy.

Your 2.4 has two aux belts, the smaller of which just runs the alternator.
 
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As for driving it to the garage, the worry would be bits of the broken aux belt getting caught in the cambelt and whipping that off... :paranoid:
 

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Cambelt was fine, only drove about 3 miles to the garage, which was fun with no power steering, the chap at the garage showed me the pulleys?The belt goes round and 2 of them where completly melted, got both replaced with a new belt for £160 so cant really complain.
 

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Really strange as the pictures shows the "big belt" in which takes care of powersteering to be in position. This belt shouldnt at all be affected if the small belt between generator & A/C comporessor snaps....
On the 1.9 JTD (which he has), the aux belt runs the AC/Alternator & Power-Steering pump.
So the steering will be heavy.

Your 2.4 has two aux belts, the smaller of which just runs the alternator.

Good to hear I'm not going mad! :)
 

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On the 1.9 JTD (which he has), the aux belt runs the AC/Alternator & Power-Steering pump.
So the steering will be heavy.

Your 2.4 has two aux belts, the smaller of which just runs the alternator.
Xcellent, learned something new today then :) As he stated that a belt had snapped, i could only imagine it beeing the small aux-belt...But since no belt actually snapped, you solved the puzzle with 1.9 info :)
 
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