ok so this morning i started my car. car started fine. i backed it out and noticed something lying underneath where my car was parked. got out of the car and just as i suspected.. it was a belt. i popped the hood and there is no longer a belt around my supercharger. good news is... the squeaking noise is gone. bad news is... my belt came off. oh and and the belt hasn't snapped it has just come off. upon closer inspection i looked under the hood and noticed that one of the PLASTIC idler pulley'* is all magled and chewed up :( off the top of my head i can't remember if it is the smooth idler pulley or the grooved tensioner pulley. altho if i remember correctly it'* the grooved idler pulley.
my question to you guys is... is this an easy part to replace? its obvious that i will have to replace this melted/mangled pulley, but i was wondering... is this the reason why the belt came off? is the bearing on this pulley gone? or is the bearing on the smooth idler pulley gone? or is my supercharger kaput? i was driving my car yesterday and the supercharger was was working fine. the boost gauge was registering needle changes whenever i accelerated.
also it'* safe to still drive the car yes? i mean for the next day or so atleast till i get a chance to repair it. the car starts up fine so i reckon there isn't any issue with the main drive pulley yes? appreciate any input or insight from you guys as always