Maks throdown· Registered
1st gen 02' Tundra 4.7 V8 390,000 miles and still strong!,,!
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I have a 1st gen tundra 4.7 390K miles and it's been the best vehicle I've ever owned, recently the altenator went out, I replaced it with a repurposed altenator, and threw in a new die hard battery and an oil change to boot, it ran great except it now had a squeally serpintine belt, I thought maybe just gotta break in the new altinator and the belt will get used to it there, then a week later I let it warm up about 15 mins to go bowling, came out and smelled burnt rubber and no more squeak, then realized battery light was on and no power steering, I knew the belt had broke, so thinking it must've been the old belt as it was the original serpitine belt still going at almost 400k miles, I replaced it with a new one, started it up, and immediately it started smokin and almost burned through the new belt before I could shut it off, so I checked all the components to see if they would turn by hand, the power steering pump turns fine, new altinator fine, top pulley fine, ac compressor turns fine and can tell the pistons are moving up and down when I turn it, I took off the tensioner pulley and the bearings were pretty worn out, though it did still turn, I replaced it anyway with a brand new tensioner pulley, put that same new belt back on, fired it up and SNAP went the new belt!! Now I'm thinkin somethin is locked up in there, maybe ac pump I thought, cuz they do product a squeally sort of sound when going out, although I haven't had any other symptoms of it going out, or any lower steering symptoms, although It does leak a little power steering fluid i can see all over the hoses and stuff, though in 5 yrs I've never had to refill the reservoir cuz its never gotten very low and has never given me any steering problems, does anyone have any ideas as to what is going on here and what i may need to replace??