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Old 08-02-2012, 03:11 PM
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When You say the "drive gear" are you referring to the Crank? If that's the case then the truck wouldn't be running. The pulley is mounted to the Harmonic Balancer and that spins when the engine is running. Gen 1 Dodges are notorious for the alternators going bad from sitting.

I'd put my money on the alternator and that it's stopping the belt from turning, smoking, squealing, and having an all together good time frustrating the living crap out of you.

Try to spin it by hand as well as the rest of the pulleys.
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