For several weeks my battery light would flicker and was probably the early sign the tensioner assembly was going out....This same thing happened with my 87 IDI
. Obviously I did not learn.
On my way home Tuesday from Winston Salem and hear the dreaded sound of Belt Break.
Broke my rule of taking everything out of truck to clean it the prior weekend after vacation, so not one d**n tool in truck.
Second rule broken, was not having a spare belt as usual.
I give truck a roadside diagnosis and appears belt just snapped. Nothing loose or seized.
I run to Oreilly's and get a new belt and home for tools.
I replace belt and all appears good, take off home and less than 5 miles I see battery light and start losing power steering, etc.
I get to a local store and pull up to pump for fuel. Temp light comes on 500' feet before stopping. I get out and no vacuum pump. See pictures.
I make another trip to Oreilly's and buy a new vacuum pump. Install in parking lot during thunderstorm and then tensioner gives as I try to reinstall belt. I would have bought one but store did not have one in stock and it was 8:30pm.
I am done at this point. I head home and regroup, we trailer truck to house at 11 pm.
Next day pick up new tensioner and put it all back together. She is purring like a kitten.
Any thoughts on what caused VP failure? It was a used part from a spare engine @ farm.