Serpentine Belt Broke due to Broken Alternator Bracket
Have a little over 42000 miles on this. Took it in for inspection Jan - all okay. Two weeks later the car stopped on the way to a dr appointment. Service says the serpentine belt broke. They said it was due to a broken alternator bracket that they can't find anywhere or buy anywhere so far. It's been close to 2 weeks in this search they are doing and so far nothing. Is it that odd that there's no parts either being manufactured to replace the bracket and there are no aftermarket parts?
From GM Parts Giant.....
GM Part No.: 12649651
Bracket-Generator & A/C Compressor
Part Description BRACKET
Other Name BRACKET, A/C Compressor Mounting
Manufacturer GM. This genuine GM part is guaranteed by GM's factory warranty.
Manufacturer's Notes This part is discontinued. It is no longer available for purchase.
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I have tried LKQ, a GM Parts place in Ohio, a GM parts place in British Columbia (Canada) and three local (with in 100 miles of metro NYC) and no one has this part or the part has already been stripped from the block.
Good luck finding one. Never will I recommend or purchase a Buick ever again.
Shame on GM for making this an issue...