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I had driven my Malibu 90 miles to swap a monitor at a Chili's Restaurant (at the QA station), and when I left, I pulled into the next door Exxon station.

As I restarted the car, I heard some belt chirp, then lost power steering and the alternator light lit up.

I pulled back into the Burger King, and look what I found!





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Naw, there's a pronounced miss at idle (Cylinder 2 miss - bad wire, it turns out!). I bet that alternator sitting on the end of that bracket just whacked the pot aluminum too many times.

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I broke my original manifold on Lazarus doing wot shifts... (The alternator caused it...)

Just how bad did you want gas?! :eek:



:rofl:

On the good side; it being a Chevy, JB weld will fix that right up. :thumbsup:

(j/k)
 

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What a pisser!
 

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That isn't the first GM I've seen that happen to. Black_Cat and I were working on a Corvette one time and as were were slowly letting the belt tensioner back out, the alternator/ power steering bracket broke. We were both like "wtf!?".
 

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Planned obsolescence is omnipresent in the N body. "for when our pesky customers think they can simply replace worn parts just out of warranty, we'll make their mounting brackets fail soon after! Ah hahaha"
 

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That is sucky! I've found with the GM products my family has owned, they have less problems but they are catastrophic. My Fords have given more issues, but minor ones.
 

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Wow, never saw one go on a 3100/3400. Thats what you get for having that ultra strong belt tensioner. ;)

That bracket the idler is attached to is also the alternator bracket. It appears that the rear alternator bracing bracket isnt there. It goes from the bolt near the break to the closest intake manifold stud.
 

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Hit up the hardware store, tell them, "I'm going to need all the JB Weld that you've got."
 

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I had a brand new Camaro once, after 30 days the dash fell on to the steering column when I shut the door.
 

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I had a brand new Camaro once, after 30 days the dash fell on to the steering column when I shut the door.
Seems to be a trend with the generic motors junk. They always fall apart
 

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GM's plan... it's called planned obsolescence. Time to buy a used Lexus :)
 
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