shredded my belt, problems?
The other day i was driving and while waiting for a turn i herd something moving around in the bay, i drove a half mile further and the belt was starting to shred and the spinning of the belt was producing noise. i stopped immediately and when i looked under the hood, a good 1/3 of the belt, width wise, was shreded off and just smacking stuff. the belt was still on, and still tight but just half its normal width.
I put on a new one with relative ease, but i think i hear a new noise, it doesnt sound bad, it just sounds not as smooth. idle is normal, all accessory systems wrk perfectly. its like a rougher cycling. is there anything i need to look out for? any damage i may have missed? is there any reason my mileage should be effected?
before u guys flame for bad belt upkeep, when i bought my truck the dealer was supposed to replace the squeaky belt, instead of just tighten it, they WILL get an earfull from me tommorow.
2002 FX4 Twin Sticks