new serpentine belt???
i have a 3.0 2000 xlt with 130,000 miles on it, today i heard a thump bam noise and headed for home, the check engine lite, battery lite and check gages lite came on, also lost my power steering.. when i got home my serpentine belt was hanging out the bottem of my truck which had like a 1/3 of it cut lenght wise, so i bought a new one at pep boys and installed it- all was well for about 3 minutes then started to make awlfull noices like something was gonna blow. so i shut it down and examined the belt which looked okay but maybe a lil ****eyed at the tensioner pulley? pulled the new belt off and cut the old belt that had the hanging piece off so i basically had a belt that was 2/3 as wide as new and all worked fine again?? was wondering from the pros if maybe my idler pulley or tensioner pully went bad and is forcing the belt to the edge of another pulley causing it to be cut like the first belt???? any ideas???