Oh, that's too bad. You know, Mainers have a reputation, perhaps undeserved, of being very stout hearty folks - maybe because it's cold, dark and raining 8 months out of the year. But let us know how it goes next summer.
I'm originally from Miami... Then 10 years in L.A....
But 8 months of dark cold rain? Think you got us confused with Seattle... The weather is not THAT bad here (Southern part, near the ocean). But for around 4 months it's pretty damned cold and plenty of snow. The price you pay for a glorious summer of 15 hour mostly sunny days 75º and 40% humidity.
This situation is frustrating because I thought I had got all the needed maintenance done during the summer and early fall to avoid just this situation. I'll take this on the next dry moderate day we get. Looks like Thursday will be OK.
If I'm going to go through the trouble of removing the serpentine belt, should it not be replaced? I don't have a record of it being done and I have most of the service history of this LC since day 1. Are there date codes on those belts? I have the factory info on how to check the belt.