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How much engine damage can be done to the engine if the serpantine belt jumps off?

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2005-11-09 00:34:28
2005-11-09 00:34:28

if you mean the timing belt, then you may be looking at possibly bent valves, damage to the pistons,damage to camshaft and possibly crank shaft. may be if you're lucky nothing may happen. the worst case would be the need for a new engine. if you mean the serpentine belt that is also known as the acessory belt then , it wont be any damage it will be more of an inconvinience. because your power steering pump stops working your alternator stops ,and your ac compressor. The above is true, unless you continued to drive without the water pump turning until you overheated the engine and warped the head.

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