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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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Old February 19th, 2017, 01:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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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Old February 19th, 2017, 01:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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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Old February 20th, 2017, 05:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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There are some cars with timing chains around unfortunately the eclipse doesn't have one, it uses a timing belt.

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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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I it was the timing chain an the place I took it to doesn't do rebuilds just swaps.. Engine has 137k miles on it..so do u guys think its a better idea to replace it or build.. I was told it came up to the same price anywhere i went an I've been searching on Google an just been getting 50-50 responds.. ((what I found/ a used engine can have wear an I won't know when it'll break down" then the negative for rebuild is old parts adjusting to new ones an causing alot of wear)) **I plan on keeping the car for a while
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It would depend on the stuff needed to be done to the engine to rebuild, if it was in idle id think not much could be too bad seeing as it wasnt under a actual weight load but Idk alot about this subject. Someone with more expierence in rebuilding would know forsure, but if you sold parts off the engine and then scrapped the rest for some change, might could get a couple 100 back all said and done. 300lbs would be about $30 here for steel aluminum would be alittle more but nothing like scrap used to be
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I it was the timing chain an the place I took it to doesn't do rebuilds just swaps.. Engine has 137k miles on it..so do u guys think its a better idea to replace it or build.. I was told it came up to the same price anywhere i went an I've been searching on Google an just been getting 50-50 responds.. ((what I found/ a used engine can have wear an I won't know when it'll break down" then the negative for rebuild is old parts adjusting to new ones an causing alot of wear)) **I plan on keeping the car for a while
Well first of all if you do buy any engine I hope you at least take it to someone who knows what they're doing to open it up and make sure everything looks like it's in good working condition.

Now the way I like to think about it is what are you willing to spend and what are you looking to do? A used engine is a good cheap replacement, easy in and out( as long as the motor doesn't have any problems). A built engine is a longer more expensive process to do right. Just because an engine is built doesn't mean it'll last forever/better option.
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Anyone know to serpentine belt size without the ac?
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Anyone know to serpentine belt size without the ac?
You can always do the string method lol, make sure you put the new belt on with every pulley still spinning in the direction it was originally, if you can’t do that then you can’t AC delete
I have a GS so idk the GT belt route without checking the service book

I know from just looking at the way the GS belt and pulleys are setup stock, it’s possible on the GS to do an AC delete and make all the pulleys still work the same way as long as you can find the right sized and ribbed belt

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Anyone know to serpentine belt size without the ac?
GS or GT?

I just put the shorter belt on my GS and can read the belt number for you if needed
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Anyone know to serpentine belt size without the ac?
GS or GT?

I just put the shorter belt on my GS and can read the belt number for you if needed
I literally just put a new belt on my GS last week for the first time since I’ve had it lol, and my ac doesn’t work anyway so I could’ve gotten the ac delete belt lol
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GS or GT?

I just put the shorter belt on my GS and can read the belt number for you if needed
I'd love the belt size for the GS. My AC doesn't work and I don't care to fix it, but might as well delete it next time I purchase a new belt.
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I just bought a new AC compressor. Mine just leaked. Why isnt anyone putting effort into fixing the AC instead of deleting it?
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I just bought a new AC compressor. Mine just leaked. Why isnt anyone putting effort into fixing the AC instead of deleting it?
The AC systems on these cars are kinda pieces of crap, mines leaking within 30 minutes of filling it and I’ve already had the leak fixed and all seals and it worked for a year then leaked again, costs too much to keep fixing when it just goes wrong again
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Mine's turning into a stripped down racecar, and isn't my daily.

Northern climate, I don't see a lot of use for it unless I'm stuck in the city anyway. But I spend so little time in the city. I could see other people doing similar
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Really? I didnt know they were that bad. When i first got my car the AC was wonders. Then the pulley bearings went on that one. I went to the junk yard and pulled a compressor from a GT. Put it on and got it refilled only to find out it was leaking from the small bolts behind the pulley. Hopefully this new AC lasts me a while.
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It's not hard to fix 90% of the problems. Like I said, just a lot of people have no use for AC. In my daily, it'll only be on June, July, and August. And I'm in the Florida of Canada
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