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Old 10-13-2007
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Played in the mud...now won't start

I beat on my truck pretty good today in the mud...I went through some decently deep stuff, not any higher than my running boards though. The serp belt skipped a couple teeth off the front of the tensioner pulley and chewed a hole through an a/c line which proceeded to leak all my freon out(I know it's bad to vent the stuff to the open air, but it wasn't my choice, haha). I managed to get the belt back on straight, but then it was wobbling around a lot like it was loose, but it's on all the right pulleys. From then on it screeched pretty bad, took a few times to start, run for a few seconds while idling very erratically, then stall again. Had it towed to the shop I work at just to get it there, and I will be checking it out tomorrow. The check engine light is also on so I'll scan that too to see what it is. Anybody ever been in a similar situation with a possible fix? So far I know I need a new belt, a/c line, a/c recharge, and to clean my wet K&N. Hopefully it won't get too much more expensive than that
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and people wonder why i don't do any "hardcore" wheeling. costs too much money to fix the truck afterwards!
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Damn...that sucks dude.
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if you have a job and your single its not so bad :p
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Got the truck apart and found out that the harmonic balancer walked back about an inch, throwing the belt off a couple teeth causing it to grind through the a/c hose. As the harmonic balancer walked back, it grinded into the crank position sensor, thus throwing the CEL and causing the truck not to start. How's that for a nasty little f-up?! Needless to say I WILL NOT be beating on my truck hard for a long time.
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lol that throws your forum name out then lol.
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Old 10-15-2007
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lol that throws your forum name out then lol.
haha, seriously.

But I should be able to get it back on the road tomorrow...going in on my day off to get the parts and put it back together. As long as I can get the a/c line fabricated I should be able to drive it home and get the 3 day old mud off it.
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