He needs to let us know which pulley has gone, if its the timing belt then you're right and it's potentially a major issue if it goes.chopper1192 said:There are 3 types, about £40 to £100 for genuine, depending on which one your car has. You'll get pattern ones cheaper.
Pug recommend uit be replaced with the cambelt, but many folk don't either cos of the expense, or cos they use back street spanner monkeys who don't know that. Either way, it's a potential sign of a badly maintained or neglected car.
Do not so much as start it till its fixed. If it fails totally that can cause you to break down at best, and smash up much of the engine bay at worst.
ouch!chopper1192 said:I think he means the bottom pulley, ie, harmonic balancer.
I've seen one that failed and the outer ring came adrift instead of locking onto the inner, and it flymo'd forward and the inertia put it through the radiator like a Dremmel through plasticine. Why risk the damage?