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Old 01-07-2008, 02:05 PM
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Serpentine Belt Alert!

I heard a squeaking before it went to Texas, but I thought I just got oil on the belt or something. Well, it was the belt wearing out but didn't look bad as of last week when I pulled on it a bit and checked for cracks.

Anyway, I was driving down the road, heard something and noticed some white smoke in my rearview. I then noticed it got A LOT thicker. Additionally it was dropping some sort of fluid. I knew just then it was the serpentine belt. Shortly after that it was almost too hard to turn the wheel, but I drove it 1 mile to my grand mothers house on the batteries alone.

New belt, coolant, conditioner, etc... 90 bucks.

Here is the carnage.






I guess when you talk about how you trust your truck to drive across the country as it sits it has to go and make a liar out of you lol...

Seriously, this isn't that big of a problem... but it's just annoying that I didn't realize the problem that was looming...

Anytime your belt looks worn, or is whining or ANYTHING just replace the dayum thing... 43 bucks is alot better then breaking down 1400 miles from home...


Oh yeh, thanks to this site I knew what the problem was as soon as it happened...
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:06 PM
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I've also been advised to address the tensior and idler so I will do that this weekend.
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Damn that sucks. I just heard a noise today that ended up being my belt tensioner rattling I don't know why. I hope it holds out till the weekend. Till I can look at it. Maybe I'll pull it in the shop tonight.
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:09 PM
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Check your idler pully to. In my old 93 oil burner I lost the belt but it was because the idler pully went out and ate the belt.
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Daaaaaaaaayuuuuuuuuuuuum!
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:13 PM
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Katie already fixed the belt, refilled coolant, even the additive after driving me to work in her truck

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Old 01-07-2008, 02:44 PM
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man we need to get together somtime so she can hang out with my wife maybe some of that will wear off cant even get her to help me work on mine let alone go out and fix it herself that katies a keeper for sure !!!!!!!!
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:47 PM
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man we need to get together somtime so she can hang out with my wife maybe some of that will wear off cant even get her to help me work on mine let alone go out and fix it herself that katies a keeper for sure !!!!!!!!
lmao... her family owns their own logging company so she's been around it all her life...
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:50 PM
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does she have a sister ? maybe i need to get a divorce and move to md HAHA
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:53 PM
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One more thing.

If you want to make life easier you can get the upper hose for a dual alternator setup and that way it goes behind the belt so you dont have to take the hose loose to replace the belt.
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