2008 Toyota Yaris, 160,000 miles. Original Serpentine belt. Darned thing squealed last year. I tightened it up. Started to squeal again. I opened the hood. Half of the Serpentine belt was done.…

EugeneTheJeep

2008 Toyota Yaris, 160,000 miles. Original Serpentine belt.

Darned thing squealed last year. I tightened it up.

Started to squeal again.

I opened the hood.

Half of the Serpentine belt was done. Right down its length, half of it missing.

Change the belts when they are worn. Don't assume that it's just a noise. The belt could have failed and dumped my butt in the dirt. Blown head gasket from overheating or worse.

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nick20s
nick20s

Ah, Yaris - A Mazda in disguise. So true!

Techsus
Techsus

Thank you for sharing this. Great photo. Takes true humility to post such an experience. All for the "Common Good." Cheers!