Well I hope I haven't brought a dog....? Today I went to the JGC 2.7 CRD 03 to start it and it wouldn't start. It would turn over but not fire, eventually it took approx 8 - 10 seconds for it start. Once started I left it for a few minutes to warm up. After that I turned it off and it started first time. So I went for a drive, started off and felt ok, after 2 miles I heard a bang, a lot off rattling and then no PAS, suddenly I saw a small ball of fire bouncing around in my rear view mirror. I stopped after a further 1/2 mile looked under the hood and noticed that the pulley for the alternator was missing. So I went back down to where I thought it came of and luckily found it ( I only went back for it because I was worries someone may of hit it). Now... A few question's 1. How this happen? 2. The alternator is still spinning free so do I need to replace it? 3. What is a clutch pulley and can I get one to just replace the one that fell off? 4. Has this ever been heard of and is it common? Sorry for the babel but I am new to forums and really scratching my head and need to know I I have a dog or not... I have other issues but this is the major one at the moment. Thanks for your time Gavo
Re: I have brought a dog....
The pulley bolt was most probably not correctly torqued down. I have never heard of this before, but it can happen.
If the alternator shaft is not damaged, i don't see a reason why you should not continue using it.
The no start condition can be due to worn glow plugs. You normally discover this when the weather gets colder.
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