Coming home from a .NET computer user group meeting last night, the power steering went out. Actually, everything went out. It was an hour drive home and it happened about 3 or 4 minutes from home. (Lucky me) The truck was still running, just turning was hard. I was able to pull into the driveway and realized the temp was redlining and the battery charge was zero. I suspected the serpentine belt had broken, so I promptly went inside. (It was dark and about 20 [f] degrees! )
This morning I popped the hood and found out the the belt WASN’T broken, just off. And there is some oil sprayed around. A pulley was loose too, but Since it had only “warmed” up to about 30 [f] I didn’t probe too deep. Now a job like this should be something CapnRehab should dive right into, right? WRONG. CapnRehab is a warm-weather rehabber. So – Off to the Garage with you – mister broken truck!
(Note: at 186,000 miles, you expect a few things to break now and then.)
(Note: I alse expect another 120,000 miles!)