Was driving and the power steering got real hard and van started overheating. I pulled over before it got all the way in the red. Twice but made it home. There wasnt any smoke or anything but when I lifted the hood I saw my (new) serpentine belt just hanging there. It is not torn, cracked or has any abrasions. What could have caused this?
My vehical is a 1998 plym voyager! One pully is kind of loose! See diagram attched!
November, 7, 2011 AT 1:09 AM
The one in red is just your idler pulley it just spins with a bearing. The one in blue is your belt tenisor thats what keeps your belt tight if thats loose and wobbley thats your problem bad belt tenisor.
November, 7, 2011 AT 1:37 AM
Thank you! I will update after repairs.
November, 7, 2011 AT 1:38 AM
Thank you! I will update after repair.
November, 7, 2011 AT 1:47 AM
Your welcome keep me posted.
November, 10, 2011 AT 1:58 AM
Update: The mechanic put my belt back on and couldnt give me a reason why! I mentioned the tensioner
And he said it could be. Sad face. So I am hoping its just. Everything seems fine for now. Thank you!