serpentine belt story... it's a good'un
okay, well, this morning I went to start up the 98 3.0 and the serp belt shredded and started flapping all over the place. shut it off, and got a new ride to work. On the way home, I picked up a new idler pulley and a new belt (pulley seemed to be squeaking) and after wrestling with the dern pulley for a good half hour, the belt wouldn't fit. yes, I was playing with the tensioner and all. Well, I went to the auto store and got a size bigger belt and it still wasn't going on. It was past closing time for the store and couldn't go get a bigger one, so we pried and cranked the belt on. When I cranked it, the ratchet that we used for the tensioner got lodged inbetween the fan and the tensioner. We can't get the ratchet out or the belt off, and we're pretty much in a jam. Help?