Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Far West Texas
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Re: Serpentine Belt Popped Off...
That's funny. I just replaced my belt idler pulley in the last 100 miles of a 5,000 mile trip. Ran like a champ otherwise, 48 hours from Niagra Falls to West Texas. Funny thing is that the bearings were completely gone. I mean nowhere to be found. The idler pulley was riding on the metal bolt that holds it to the alternator bracket. It was just metal on metal, grooved to fit each other.
I pushed it an extra 50 miles in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere to get to the dealer. Maybe 30 bucks for the part and they loaned me the tools to swap it out. After taking the tension off the belt, the pulley just fell off the center bolt. These engines are amazing.
1999 F550, 6-speed. 99,000? miles. Stock.
1996 F250 4x4 5-speed 4.10LS rear. 200k miles. Turbo gauge, gutted EBPV, cat?, 3x3.5" Hypermax DP, PA2818 open element air filter, shim/clean FPR, rebuilt turbo, 10k mod, GP relay mod.
1966 F100 352, 4spd, old-OBS