Looking for some help with a "s" belt problem. Had one break, replaced
it, got about 3 miles down the road and the new one self-destructed.
Truck is a 1998 Silverado 4x4 w/the 5.0L fi engine. I know IO had the
right replacement belt and I double checked the routing against the
routing diagram on the radiator shroud, all looked good. No problem
with the tensioner, working as it should.
Wondering about the very top "wheel." If you look straight on at the
engine at the verfy top the belt runs under what just looks like soem
kind of round guide. But it doesn't spin or flex. Not sure what it's
purpose is but the belt aas running tight up against it. Shouldn't
this have been spinning as well? Otherwise it was just a big friction
poin that could be the point of failure. Any help would be greatly