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Old 08-02-2012, 10:15 AM
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Location: berwick pa
Age: 54
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Vehicle: 87 dodge d100
Color: silver
Engine: 1981-1987 225ci (3.7L) Slant-6 95hp
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Default 87 d100 v belt jumping

ok so i put a new steering belt on back in march and the truck just sits no one ever uses it except during the summer for hauling gravel mulch etc well they went to use it and the v belt slipped and they waited until i got back from vacation to fix it cause i have maintained it for them over the years.. the thing is I am getting old and forgetful and well i have never run into this particular problem before.. the v belt just keep slipping. i checked water pump and all pulleys for wobble and play and nothing seems to be out of ordinary,, other then the drive gear does not appear to be moving at all.

cob webs are still in the spot where they were when i arrived,,, i lube it up with some wd40 and i am gonna try to run it again.. i even bought a new drive belt to see if the old one was too worn and stretched and to top things off someone left the key turned on for the entire month while i was away.. killed the brand new battery dead as a door nail oh it has new fuel pump and starter generator is not that old and carb was recently replaced as well.. but that is not explaining why the drive gear is not turning..i am hoping between a weak battery and having to jump start it and possibly the v belt being somewhat old and stretched is what i am dealing with... but in case I come back here and this is not the case.. what next guys.. i am all ears..

i do not want to tear the crank apart so that will be going to a shop or junk yard in that event.. i am older than the truck and not looking forward to a major overhaul. well unless you tell me it is as easy as changing a generator.. then i will do it.. just so tired of working on this truck with the grease and grime it has all over it due to a carb problem and the air pump being dis engaged for years.. i am certain I will be back .. but pray I wont be other than to say thumbs up... thanks for any advise given in the mean while.. may even check from their house for replies..
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