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I just replaced my serpentine belt and now its making like…

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I just replaced my...

I just replaced my serpentine belt and now its making like it's burning

Mechanic's Assistant: What shape is the serpentine belt in? Is it cracked, shiny, or frayed? And have you ever replaced one?

Its a new belt just bought it a friend helped change it

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Mazda?

2011 Mazda CX7

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your CX-7 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I replaced the battery and the serp belt

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That is all I know for now

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Mazda
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The small pully is not rotating
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3/18/2018
Mazda Mechanic: EricFromCT, Auto Technician replied 4 months ago
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Mazda Mechanic: EricFromCT, Auto Technician replied 4 months ago

What engine is in this? A 2.3 or a 2.5?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
dohc 16 Valv
Mazda Mechanic: EricFromCT, Auto Technician replied 4 months ago

So if you take the belt back off and spin the pulley will it rotate?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have a friend who put the belt on for me, he is no longer here
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I don't have the tools to take the belt back off
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
its the only one not moving
Mazda Mechanic: EricFromCT, Auto Technician replied 4 months ago

I would recommend not driving it with the burning smell going on. I suggest you take the belt back off and verify pulley operation and then replace it if needed. That may have been the original issue of why you thought the belt needed to be replaced.

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Mazda Mechanic: EricFromCT, Auto Technician replied 4 months ago

Hello? Are you going to be able to do that and then let me know?

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Mazda Mechanic: EricFromCT, Auto Technician replied 4 months ago

Have you made progress with your car?

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