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Old 10-20-2003, 05:24 PM
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Re: Tensioner broke!

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Originally posted by mike65

Whatsmore the car is 10 miles from said dealer...how far can you drive a beltless Merc 190e before something nasty happends?
Not familiar with your engine, but unless the water pump has its own belt, you cannot go very far at all.

Once improvised a short temporary belt on a car that spun just the waterpump. An idler pulley had seized. Got me home. Battery will provide ignition and fuel for quite some time without charge.

Best of luck.
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