monday morning i loaded up the wife and 3 kids and we headed out to cleghorn to test her out. all was good, crawling the trails, climbing a few hills running the A/C and the temp never comes close to the 210 mark. that was the good part, now the bad.
as we were driving down the fire road, i head a distinctive "bing" come from the engine compartment, then i lost charging and power steering. i pop the hood and the power steering pump pulley is missing from the shaft. so that means no serpentine and thus, NO WATER PUMP! i am still at the very top of cleghorn when this happened. so i had my kids jump in with my brother and i start down the hill less power steering, water pump and charging.
we evnentually made it down and called AAA. we all got home safe and now i will replace the PS pump and pulley.
can't wait to take her out a again!