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This is a discussion on Problem within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; The other day my serpentine belt came off. To this day I have absolutley no fucking idea how it did. ...

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    The other day my serpentine belt came off. To this day I have absolutley no fucking idea how it did. There wasnt any noise or anything, and it just slipped off. Well, the thing is I am not going to be around for a few days or even maybe a weeks time. I thought about driving it down to my mechanics place for him to put it on while im gone. This way when i get back the car is all done. Plus it will be my only car wen i get back cuz my bro is comming back, so i cant put my car to sleep. Problem is, the guys shop is about 3 miles from where i live and i cant let the car run to long w/o it overheating cuz my water pump is not circulating. What do i do? I need it fixed but dont have the time? Is it ok to drive it down there really quick before the the engine warms up completley?

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    No. Don't drive the car.

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    fix it yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertiviper View Post
    No. Don't drive the car.
    Wuts my best bet then?

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    Have it flatbedded, not sure if you know someone who has one, alot of places around here like dealships and shops have them for cars such as ours

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    if the ar is cold i can run it for 5 min max with out any coolent bit with a ls1 i would not trust it, if it where me i would do it my self like h ave 4 times already, but u might want to find some one u know that can di it and have them do it at ur house where the car sits

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    I drove my 1990 new yorker without a belt for a couple miles, it was -20 lol and i still had to stop half way and let it cool off and jump the car. It was also a blizzard and had no heat to defrost the windshield so i had to drive with my head out the window. Not fun plus thats not an aluminum block so i think the ls1 would heat up faster

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    start it up haul ass for one mile let cool off for two hours and then repeat youll be there in 6 hours. or you could always push it. ok jokes aside how many miles are on that belt, look your pulleys over for wear, put new belt on and see if it throws that one. as to how to get it to a shop for that i cant help ya. it better be something major if i let a shop touch my baby.

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    Do the work yourself..
    First off do you have any aftermarket pulleys??
    If not id just get a new belt and tensioner throw it on. Quite Simple.

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    isnt the alternator also run off the serpentine belts on these cars? how long will the battery keep the car running?

    why not just fix it yourself. its quick and easy to do. heck, the time you are taking to check this thread you could have fixed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Do the work yourself..
    First off do you have any aftermarket pulleys??
    If not id just get a new belt and tensioner throw it on. Quite Simple.

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    call AAA and get it towed I amsure you must know some one with a AAA card

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    It's a serpentine belt. Throw another one on, it will take all of 2 min.

    As for it falling off, check the tensioner

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    yup, it literally takes just a couple of minutes to put that belt on.

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