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    Default Crankshaft Pulley

    Oh No!

    Started the car up (2.0 dti) today and heard a loud bang under the engine. Had a look and thought nothing more as nothing was obvious.

    While driving a warning light (yellow car with spanner) popped up and the red battery light came on.

    I stopped and pulled over as the temp went ski high and power steering failed.

    AA towed me to my local town garage and they can see the crankshaft pulley hanging off.....



    find out tomorrow whats going to happen.

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    Normal thing im afraid. Just a replacment pulley needed as long as you didnt cook the motor.

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    didnt drive for long... stopped when saw temp raise up!

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    Yeah as long as you didn't let the engine overheat you'll be fine and all it will be is a new pulley. But do not buy a cheap part, buy a genuine vx one as the cheap ones rattle forever more.

    The reason you lost the power steering etc is because the belt runs the alternator and the PS is electric, the belt also drives the water pump, thats why it started to overheat

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    oh i see!

    Great to know. It was a loud bang but didnt see anything and the lights popped on later. Hope its not expensive!

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    Will prob be a couple of hundred mate, cheaper if you don't fit a genuine pully but again I wouldn't recommend it. There is a How 2 on here if you fancy trying it yourself

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    I wouldnt have a clue!!!!!! I can just about put diesel in lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123ashleyp View Post
    I wouldnt have a clue!!!!!! I can just about put diesel in lol
    Best avoid the DIY option then. A new genuine pulley is about £150 - as above, don't risk a cheaper one because the extra vibration they can cause may cause damage and is very annoying. Also make sure that the bolt that holds the pulley into the crankshaft is replaced - the old one will probably be in very tight and it's had a hard life, so it's best not to re-use it especially they're only £10.

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    Garage is £400 - fitted. The pulley and couple of belts have gone. The pulley can be seen hanging off


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    Find another garage mate, that is far too much, also there is only one belt fitted

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