Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Serpentine belt in Cadillac Engine Discussion; Hi,
My 95 SLS came home last night with the serpentine belt thrown from the drive pulley but still on ...
My 95 SLS came home last night with the serpentine belt thrown from the drive pulley but still on the engine. I was not driving, but here's what I can piece together:
I've noticed over some period of time - maybe a couple months or more - the engine just seemed a little noisier than usual at idle.
Last night, wife was driving on highway @ 80 MPH & sounded like they hit something on the road and lost steering - which, of course, was the belt.
Before I get into it, I was hoping for some guidance on what to look for. I'll see if idler & tensioner pulley's may be frozen. Belt looks ok. It has 135k on it. Is it likely the belt just stretched out and came off? Or is there usually more to it? Should I just put this one back on and if it stays on assume all is ok? Or should I do that with a new one?