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Old 12-25-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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So I have had my 03 Vue since day one. Only had to change oil and tires. It just rolled 100k. The engine (4 cyc) started making a rattling sound but would go away if the AC was on. The other day the belt started smoking and snapped. Thinking it was just old I replaced it and two days later it happend again! Is it a siezed pully? Is the one on the bottom suppose to turn freely? Has this happend to anyone else?
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So I have had my 03 Vue since day one. Only had to change oil and tires. It just rolled 100k. The engine (4 cyc) started making a rattling sound but would go away if the AC was on. The other day the belt started smoking and snapped. Thinking it was just old I replaced it and two days later it happend again! Is it a siezed pully? Is the one on the bottom suppose to turn freely? Has this happend to anyone else?
I don't have 2.2 but suspect this isn't a common problem.

Three of the four pulley's should turn by hand with belt removed.

Bottom left appears to be crank pulley - will rotate only when engine turns over.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
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Good to know. I checked and the AC compressor pulley is not moving freely. Can it be removed and cleaned or replaced? I'm getting passed my comfort zone removing engine parts.
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Good to know. I checked and the AC compressor pulley is not moving freely. Can it be removed and cleaned or replaced? I'm getting passed my comfort zone removing engine parts.
The AC clutch pulley should free-wheel until all conditions are good for the AC compressor to run (engine on, sufficient refrigerant, pressures in-range, etc).

There are service manual instructions for replacing the AC clutch ... too large to post and will certainly require technical skills and a few specialized tools.

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A temporary alternative might be to determine the approximate length of a belt needed to bypass the AC compressor.

If illustration I attached is drawn to scale - you might be able to loop a shorter belt around tensioner, alternator and crank pulleys so engine will run.

This could buy time until the AC compressor is needed and/or while yours is being repaired.
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Thanks for the advice. I measured out 35.5 and wad able to get a 34.5 belt on. At least it will get me through the winter. Thanks again.
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Thanks for posting results - this will probably come up again.
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thanks i had the same issue work great
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