It was the idler pully that came off becasue of the pully bearing bruning out, odd thing is that the real cause was that the Tensioner bearing went bad, that is what holds the pully in place. It also has a bearing and that bearing gave out causing the idler pully to wobble and thus the belt came of the track. This belt is called a sepentine belt and it is smooth on one side and has ribs on the other.
When this belt came off, I lost power steering, A/C, Altnernator which charges the battery and the idler.
Total cost including one day rental car $399.41 cost of not being in the middle of nowhere with a car that will not start with no air. Priceless!
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 AT 6:31 PM