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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 06, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Broken Fan Belt

The fan belt in my 69 broke resently while driving down the highway. I noticed the gen. light come on, thought it was my alt. going bad. About 2 min. later I noticed my temp gauge pegged! I pulled off the road as soon as possible, but don't know how long it was actually overheating. I've checked the oil (no water), and the water (no oil). Is there anything else I should check? What kind of damage could have been done? Anything I should worry about?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 06, 06:59 PM
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Re: Broken Fan Belt

If you have only one fan belt, the belt also drives the water pump and fan. Losing the belt will cause an overheat in short order.

You have already checked the obvious problem areas. Replace the belt, fill it with coolant, and see what happens. If there is any damage, it will reveal itself very soon. If it runs OK and keeps its cool, consider yourself lucky.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 06, 07:26 PM
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Re: Broken Fan Belt

Chances are slim to none that there is any engine damage, since you pulled over right away. You probably noticed the temperature gauge go up after you stopped. The car actually gets hotter when you stop rather than when you are moving.

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