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What could be the reason for a serpentine belt not to cycle but not seem seized

(1999 Ford Escort)
in Dumont, NJ on February 22, 2011
i was driving my car just fine to drop someone off and as i left the car just lost power steering, heat and when i stoped to check it the belt wasnt spinning at all. i can turn the belt by hand still.
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on February 22, 2011
harmonic balancer on the front of the motor is a common failure. the rubber wears out and becomes disconnected from the rest of the balancer. have it checked at a shop and get a bid.

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