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Old 03-31-2009, 12:48 AM   #1
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So up until the other day my Outback has been running great for me. now im having a couple issues....

Sunday, i notice a pretty nasty sound coming from the engine bay, sounds like the engine is seizing, not good. Then engine dies, tack at 0Rpm's. I quickly pulled over (i was going 50Mph when this happened), popped the hood and noticed the AC belt had "exploded" i guess you could say exploded, it was shredded and bound up along the Harmonic balancer (Crank-shaft pulley). I managed to get the pieces of the AC belt out and started the car. All seemed well. I had to go about 3 or 4 miles to get home and made the trip fine i thought. I popped the hood and saw the Harmonic Balancer had virtually split into two pieces, the center part separated from the outer ring via the rubber section that held the two pieces of the pulley together. The outer ring slowly slid toward the engine, eating some of the Timing Belt cover - not a big deal damage wise.

So i replace the Harmonic Balancer and replaced the Serpentine belt and figured it was fine. I put maybe 20 miles on it today driving it normally to see if all is well. Which brings me to now, and this post.


Now im getting some warning lights on my Gauge Cluster. One warning light is "Brake" and the other is my Battery warning light, which i think is odd as my Alternator worked [Works] fine and spins freely. And the Brake warning light shouldn't be lit up as it (from what i know) doesn't have anything to do with a Serpentine belt, Harmonic Balancer or Timing belt cover.....does anyone have something they can put into the Conversation to try and figure out whats going on?

Thanks in advance!

Sam
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:13 AM   #2
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Even though the alternator spins freely that doesn't mean it is giving an adequate charge. Get it benchtested or check with a multimeter while the car is running to see if the battery isn't getting charged by the alternator. No engine damage should have been caused.
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it turned out to be the Alternator, replaced that and all is good.

Thanks for the reply

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