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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The great state of Warshington
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Brake Vacuum Pulley? HELP
Well, managed the blow up my serpentine belt on the way home from work tonight. Limped the truck home (about 5 miles) without brakes or power steering. Kept a close eye on the engine temp, and luckily it was cold outside as I didn't even come close to overheating. Popped the hood and got the belt untangled from the radiator fan and water-pump. No damage there.
Upon furthe inspection I realized the upper idler pulley (between AC and power steering) was bent so badly that it was wedged against the engine block and unable to turn.
What am I looking at as far as repairs? I'm relatively new to the PSD, so I'm unsure whether I just shot a bearing, or if it's possible the shaft that the pulley rides on itself is bent. I'll post pictures in the AM, and will probably know more once I've removed the pulley. I don't feel like working on the truck without good lighting in 20degree weather.
Last edited by backwoodsboy; 12-22-2011 at 10:24 AM.