Last night I was dirving west on I-20 when the alternator light on my truck came on. I pulled over (no power brakes or power steering ) and much to my disappointment I found the belt shredded to pieces. I called an auto parts house in Meridian and they had a belt. When I went to install the belt I noticed the tensioner was in pieces No one in town has the tensioner so I had to order one. I should get it later tonight.
I was going to meet up with hr's 49 in Monroe, LA last night so I called him to let him know I wouldn't make it. Harold spent about 40 minutes trying to find a tensioner for me. Thanks Harold for your help
I've driven this truck for over 270K miles and this is the first time it's let me down. I hate to replace it as it runs great and gets 22 mpg Pretty good for a 3/4 ton 4x4
Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:15 pm
Sorry to hear you are having trouble.
Is it Meridian, MS where you are bored
If so, you are in the hometown of PEAVEY Electronics.
Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:21 pm
Yeah Bud I'm in Meridian, MS.
Do you think Peavey could adapt a speaker to work as a belt tensioner
Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:45 pm
Hey lots of time for the red iron with no truck.
Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:06 am
Yeah, that part must not be a "fast mover" in the parts houses. Noboby had it in stock. I wish I could have helped.
Sun Dec 05, 2004 11:12 am
Have you made it out of Meridian yet
Sun Dec 05, 2004 11:19 am
As of 10:14 am I'm still here. The part was supposed to get here yesterday at 3 pm. The truck got in at 5. Funny thing is the paper work was on the truck but not the part. They told me to call back this morning at 10. I called and now they tell me 11:30. I watched the most football I've ever watched in one day yesterday. What will I do today not very
Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:00 pm
Finally It's funny that a part that takes less than 10 minutes to install can hold you up for days. I'm mobile again and heading west