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Serpentine Belt messed up
On my way home tonight I heard a weird noise, but it quickly went away. The truck ran fine the rest of the way home. When I got home, I found the heat shield material on the hood was 'scraped' up and a piece of material hanging down. I looked at the belt. It's as if one of the grove ribs 'tore' off leaving the rest of the belt intact.
I had to replace the belt 1 1/2 years ago while on a RV Trip. I had the truck almost 3 years before that belt shredded.
The belt is shifted a groove on a couple of pullies, but not on another one. So...I'm thinking two things:
1.) When they put on the belt, they didn't use a good belt
2.) Maybe I've got a worn idler pulley or something like that.
Can anyone who has had belt issues let me know their experiences with what they found and had to fix?
Thanks in advance -
Owner / Operator:
2001 F350 | 7.3L PSD | 4R100 | Crew Cab | Long Bed | 4x4 - 222
,000 miles - 10 Years of ownership
Autometer Z-series Gauges | K&N GenII FIPK | MBRP 4" TB Exhaust | Hypertech PP3 | Toyo OC ATII (LT285/75R16 "E
") | SilverStar 9007/9145 | Dura-Flap Mud Flaps
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