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Riiiiighhhtt....<br><br>
so I start my car today and a belt is squeeling really loudly, checked online and after looking at some sites I figured it was still drivable, at least for a few days until I could get it fixed.<br><br><br><br>
So I get about 50 yards out and the belt snaps, smoke going everywhere. I stop the car and open hood to air it out/see if somethings on fire/etc. Belt is snapped, yay. So I start it and its still drivable, so i turn around and bring it back home to go online again and check google.<br><br><br><br>
Call a mechanic. Turns out it was the powersteering/ac compresser belt. Wierd.<br><br><br><br>
The only thing that has changed in the last couple days, was that I put some sort of "super AC system sealer" in because my ac had a leak. It's supposed to seal metal, rubber, and plastic leaks, over the entire AC system. I wonder if it's possible that the sealer leaked out and "sealed" the pully. A belt going over a frozen pully = no fun. It doesn't seem like it would... but thats the only thing I can think of that would cause all that smoke and a otherwise fine belt breaking.<br><br><br><br>
Anyone know if that is possible?<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
meh. At least its drivable I guess. Thank God that the belt didn't go over the alternater too... at least now I can drive it to a repair shop.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I wonder if I can sue the "super sealer" company for breaking my belt.
 
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ok, so my (all be it truck) mechanic bf says: the stuff you put in to seal the ac might have collected around the leak (which was probably around your ac pump shaft) and then caused the pump to seize, so when you turned your ac on, and the clutch engaged, the ac pump couldnt move, so the belt just squeeled on the clutch and burned off. (sounds like the same thing to me).<br><br><br><br>
and that he's had that happen to him before when his pump sized- although his pump didn't seize from putting sealant in it, it just seized. he also says that he wouldn't recommend putting any of that ac sealant stuff in your ac, even when there is a hole in it, its way better to fix it by changing the dodgy bit (the pump or the hose, etc). and that he doesn't think you can really sue, cos you put it in there, not the company who made it, and you can't sue them for making a faulty product, cos if its sealing stuff (like your pump), then it definately works- it seals alright. (he's so full of wisdom, meh, canadians, lol!)<br><br><br><br>
hope that helps- but if he's wrong don't blame me, i'm just the messenger, my personal car expertise starts at handbreak turns and doing donuts in parking lots, and ends at changing a tyre, lol. sorry to hear about your car troubles!
 

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Oooo. Bummer. Want me to ask Heather if she can pick you up? She has a yellow Mitsubishi Lancer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
Seriously, that really stinks. I hope it won't be too big of a deal to get it fixed.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>hoodedclawjen</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
it definately works- it seals alright.</div>
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it sure does... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
meh... they should of put a warning on the package that says "Warning: may cause AC system lockups"<br><br><br><br><br><br>
sigh.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
thanks for asking btw.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>karenlovessnow</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Oooo. Bummer. Want me to ask Heather if she can pick you up? She has a yellow Mitsubishi Lancer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
Seriously, that really stinks. I hope it won't be too big of a deal to get it fixed.</div>
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sure. send her over. I'll pick up some flowers.<br><br>
..........or bake her a rose muffin o_O<br><br><br><br>
It's drivable... just don't have power steering or ac lol. I'm used to not having ac since well... it had a leak for the last couple years. Too bad fixing the leak just ended up breaking my powersteering <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br><br><br>
never saw that coming.
 
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