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Old February 18th, 2017, 06:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Serpentine belt snapped on 2006 Eclipse GT 3.8

So what parts am I looking at having to replace? Some heads up or advice if I should rebuild or get a new engine
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Old February 18th, 2017, 07:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For starter 2 new belts lol and have pulleys checked after that if I am not mistake u should be okay now if this was timing belt game over but have u change timing belt ? If not maybe a good time to do so since ur serpentine belts snapped
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Old February 19th, 2017, 10:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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A snapped serpentine belt won't take you out of the game for long. Replace the belt, you're good to go. If it's the original 11 year old belt I wouldn't be too worried. Does it seem dried and cracked?
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Old February 19th, 2017, 12:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I heard on the v6 if the belt breaks it damages all the valves an so on.. it snapped basically in idle an there's no compression.. not sure if it's original/ car has 137 miles on it
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Are you sure it's the serpentine belt that snapped and not the timing belt?

The serpentine is the smooth one that spins the accessories like air conditioning, power steering, alternator. Minor problems. This belt is smooth and you can see it

The timing belt is where you get fucked up valves. This belt has teeth and is behind a cover
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There are 3 belt in the eclispe GT 1 timing belt the heart of our cars and 2 serpentine belt
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Old February 19th, 2017, 01:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The timing breaks it's game over the serpentine no big deal just replace both but keep in mine if u never done the timing belt do it asap
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Old February 20th, 2017, 05:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I thought the timing chain was metal?
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There are some cars with timing chains around unfortunately don't have one
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The 6G75 does not use a timing chain, it uses a timing belt. Older cars use timing chains but its cheaper for car manufacturers to use belts + they make a profit off of replacing them.

James' original statement still stands. If just your serpentine belt snapped, just get a new one and you're good to go. If your timing belt snapped, thats different.
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Not true that chains are used only on older vehicles though Andy. Corvettes, BMWs, and even my wife's Mazda3 use timing chains as opposed to belts. I envy them...
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Not true that chains are used only on older vehicles though Andy. Corvettes, BMWs, and even my wife's Mazda3 use timing chains as opposed to belts. I envy them...
True, my mistake. They're just far more common on older vehicles. I actually didn't know those used chains, I thought every manufacturer was on the "charge out the ass for belts" bandwagon.
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From a business standpoint they totally should. But hopefully they don't catch on to that for us consumers' sakes
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At this point u need to ID ur issue
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