W210 E320 cdi alternator pulley...

Discussion in 'Engine' started by renault12ts, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. renault12ts

    renault12ts MB Club Veteran

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    ...fell off!!!

    Following this thread ( http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/engine/117207-w210-e320-cdi-alternator-pulley.html ) posted yesterday. Today the pulley fell off.

    The pulley started chirping on Sunday. On Monday my Indie advised it was the alternator pulley. I started my research yesterday re: getting a new one. But events overtook me.

    Last night the noise became a constant grinding which my daughter said could be heard a mile off. So, I cancelled my diary this morning and had my wife follow me to the garage.

    On the way the red alternator warning came on, so I congratulated myself for going to the right place. Then the power steering went off. Then all went quiet, followed by a rattle and something hitting the underside of the car. So, I guessed the belt had come off (and maybe the pulley too). I was only 2 miles from home with a mile to go, so the engine was only warming up...but the temp then started to rise quickly.

    I drove on.

    By the time I got to where I was going the temp was just below 100.

    We opened the bonnet, the belt was indeed off...and so was the pulley.

    Anybody ever had a similar experience?
     
  2. BlackC55

    BlackC55 Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

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    Yes, my ML last week did the same.

    Seen it a few times now.
     
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