Serpentine belt failure leads to no-start
The subject vehicle is a 98 Pontiac Grand Prix.
Serpentine belt failed, possibly due to a tensioner that was getting 'gritty' on the swing bearing.
The car is at the 'bus' mechanic shop, and after a new belt was installed (not sure about the tensioner yet), the engine won't start.
Any advice or experience on the 3800 Series II if a failed (or flailed) serpentine belt could take out the crank sensor? I'm supposed to see this vehicle with my own eyes early tomorrow, so I'll let you know what I find then.
The owner tells me the shop is calling for a new crankshaft.
Couldn't possibly be that, could it?
PS: The owner bought the car on my advice 2 days before it broke down!
PPS: I noticed the suspect tensioner and did not say anything about it during the pre-purchase inspection. It was a private sale.