2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Q&A
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Question: My serpentine belt broke so i replaced it and now my car wont start.
I am guessing that you are talking about a "No Crank" condition. If this is the case, you need to look carefully under the hood and see if the belt broke and of the wires or cables when it broke. If all the wiring under hood looks good, use a test light and see if you are getting signal to the starter "S" terminal (the purple wire) when you turn the key to the Crank position. If you are getting signal and it won't crank, see if you hear the starter engage (click). You could have a number of issues. Did the truck shut off when the belt broke? Did the Battery indicator come on when the belt broke? If you have signal to the starter and it isn't cranking, first try hitting it (not too hard) with a hammer while having someone try cranking it. If it still won't crank, try removing the belt and cranking it. If it still won't crank, then you have other issues. Please post the results of your tests here for further help. - ChevyASE
First you need to find out why the belt broke! Possible driven componet locked up. As ChevyAse stated, remove the belt and try to crank the engine over. (Try to start the motor!) You do not hear the injectors, so you might need a mechanic to LOOK at this for you. - pushrod