Re: i hate to say i told you so...
well well well.
took the covers off and the belt was slack but not broken. the top idler had disintegrated.
Out of the 3 Scenic's I have done so far 2 had pulleys which had disintegrated.
I have another Scenic buried in the snow to do as well. which I bought supposedly having a snapped belt but on taking the upper cover off the belt is still in tact and in very good condition?