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We have a 2002 New Beetle TDI, 140k miles. The serpentine belt broke and the engine won't re-start. As I understand it this can sometimes mean that fragments from the belt have caused damage inside the engine. The car is now at the shop and will be evaluated on Monday. I know that this might mean an expensive re-build of the engine so I'm trying to gather as much info as possible before meeting with the shop next week. What can I expect in terms of a damage estimate (best case, worst case) and do you have any suggestions for things to watch out for? Thanks.
 

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Is it the serpentine belt or timing belt that broke?
 

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It could have, but its not common. Is the engine not attempting to start at all? Cranking but not firing?

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Turns out that when it broke the serpentine belt wrapped itself so tightly around the lower pulley that it would not turn. No damage to the timing belt or valves, thankfully. Repair done and only needed new belt and idler, $500. Thanks to everyone for your help.
 
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