Alright now i'm pissed off
As most of you know, I had to replace my engine from an oil pump failure. Good stuff.
So i'm driving around today, and all of a sudden my powersteering goes to shit. So i pull over and pop the hood, the fluid level is fine, whatever, so I start the car again and try to go, it's still not working. What the holy hell.
Pop the hood again, and I see the belt just hanging there. Now you might think snapped belt, cause that's what I thought. Then I took it off and it was all in once piece. Whaaat?
I take a little looksy down into the engine, and what do I see? A big chunk of metal with a pully on it just lying at the bottom. It snapped right off whatever it was attached too. This is the belt that drives the powersteering, Idle pully and alternator. It looks like it's the power steering pully.
So I call my dad up at work, he says just leave it and walk to the garage to setup an appointment.
So I walk into the place, and tell the guy what happened. Now he thinks the belt just snapped but i'm like "No, the pully snapped right off". I don't think he quite understands, so i'm like, whatever you'll see when i bring it in.
I call my friend up and we head over to look at the car. With a lot of work, and the help of a tree branch, and some very burned arms, we get the stupid thing out. Yup it snapped right off, and it's a huge piece of crap.
I limp the car back to the garage, which wasn't fun, and walk in there with an intact belt in one hand, and a chunk of metal with the pully on it in the other. He's like, yeah that's not good, leave it in the car and we'll look at it tommorrow.
So now I gotta talk to the dealer since the engine is under warrentee from our other little mishap, and make sure those idiots fix it for free. It looks like it snapped right off the block or something, which is exactly what they replaced only a few months ago. Needless to say, i'm not very happy.
Anyways, that's my rant for today. I have a house in NH without internet where I stay for the summer so that's why i haven't been around. I just came down today to do some things, thank god I was near the garage and not on the highway when it happened. That would not have been fun.
I'll let you know how it turns out.
Last edited by skyst3alth; 07-16-2003 at 06:32 PM.