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post #1 of 21 Old 09-30-2009, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 99 Honda Passport. On the highway on the way home from work yesterday I started hearing a squealing noise from under he hood that sounded like belts needed adjusting. This morning I went to take the kids to school and when I started my car there was a loud squealing, the smell of burned rubber and smoke coming out from under the hood. Popped the hood and the serpentine belt wasn't moving. Obviously something has seized. So I want to know what the simplest method for telling WHATS seized. Is it as simple as removing the serpentine and turning the pulleys by hand? I hate to take it to the shop if I can figure it out myself...ESP since towing, diagnosing and fixing would probably cost more than the damned things worth

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might be the water pump that went out is there any anifreeze leaking or smell any ??

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Might also be the A/C compressor, alternator or power steering pump...I would see what you could turn by hand and whatever you can't is your most likely candidate.

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Take the belt off and spin all the pulleys. Also take a look at the belt tensioner. Ac compressors are known to lock up. See of the clutch is locked up on the ac compressor as well. You'll probably just need a 1/2'' ratchet to release the tension on the belt tensioner. You will be able to see what is seized by turning them by hand.

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All the above but you will find it. My guess is the Tensioner / idler pully
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might be the water pump that went out is there any anifreeze leaking or smell any ??
No...and I watched the temp guage the whole way home yesterday and it never fluctuated...

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Thanks guys. I was hoping diagnosis would be that simple.I swapped out the tensioner about a year ago but I DID get it from the junk yard...

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These guys are correct. My money is on the tensioner. Water pump would weep before it seizes and A/C clutch should stay disengaged when dead.

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i would check your tensioner......i will strees never get something like that from the junk yard....most(not all)cars that I run into have timing belt driven water pumps...if tensioner is good my guess would be a/c compressor..not too many things will lock and stop the belt from moving??I have seen alternators lock-up but usually it is from sitting for an extended period(brushes,ect. rust together)and it was like the motor was siezed until i took belts off!!very 1st step remove belts! and hope i helped!!
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All of the above except it can't be your water pump because it is ran by the timingbelt not the serp. belt
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