96 Ford Escort LX 1.9L with air

My surpeenteen belt broke and I replaced it and now my car will not start. Would anyone know what could possibly be wrong. It want to start but there
does not seem to be enough crank to get it started. Please help e-mail me as soon as possible.
Shelley
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"shelley31" wrote:
My surpeenteen belt broke. I replaced it and now my car will not start. There does not seem to be enough crank to get it started. What could possibly be wrong. ______________________________________________
Not enough crank? Buy some more and try again.
Rodan. _____________________________________________
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Silly jokes aside, have you checked that nothing is seized, before installing the new belt? That's why it might have broken in the first place.

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Have you checked that nothing is seized, before installing the new belt? That's why it might have broken in the first place.
"Happy Traveler" _________________________________________________________
Traveler is correct; more information is needed for someone to be able to offer suggestions. Helpful information could include what the car was doing just before the belt broke; what happened when the belt broke; what you did right after the belt broke; and what has been done to try to start the car.
Good luck.
Rodan. __________________________________________________________
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with a compression tester. You should be able to rent one from your local parts store. You pull the spark plugs and test through the openings. Be sure to pull the coil wire to prevent any kind of accidentel spark when you don't want one.
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I do have a suggestion based on my last weeks experience. My 91 merc tracer belt also broke because the air conditioner compressor pulley broke internally somehow to cause it to seize. As a side note, it is 50 degrees F up here, AC was not being used. There was no way to turn the sucker without a large pipe wrench.
I found out that a belt from a NON AC car will fit right on the pulley setup without any adjustments. Just told my daughter she will never have AC on the 91.
My recommendation. Check to see if the AC pulley can turn by loosing the belt with a proper tool. Also check the tensioner pulley and power steering for ease of play. Heck, the belt is loose, check all you can. If you cannot turn the AC Pulley, purchase a non ac belt, install it and all will be ok if you can live without ac.
I did have an opportunity to remove the Ac compressor from the car. It was jammed solid and the pulley seemed to have worn to an extent where the top of the pulley had worn a ridge into the compressor housing. Guess the bearing had been going for some time.
Dan.

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