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Old 05-20-2013, 09:00 PM   #1
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Belt Noise

Just recently there's been a weird squeal like noise coming from the front where my belt is. It actually sounds like grinding of some sort but It's from the belt area.It happened from one morning to the next and several times have happened where its idling or at a stop and it just shuts off like if the belt just stops. I can't pin point it perfectly but the main ticking seems like its coming from the big pulley right under the water hose. If anybody can help I'd really appreciate it.
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Acid Indigestion?
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Loosen your belt and try turning each pulley and see if you hear the grinding then.
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Acid indigestion? Lol

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If it does grind on any am I supposed to replace them? Or is it something worse?
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:50 AM   #5
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Had the same problem, first I sprayed belt conditioner and it made it 10x worse. I narrowed it down and it was my idler pulley. Like stated above turn each pullley
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:13 PM   #6
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Yeah I had sprayed the exact thing and it made it worse. I just took it off. Should they all turn with no resistance? All of them turn perfectly and smooth except the big on under the alternator, it required a bit of a push.

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And while turning them, should they make some sort of action or noise or is it just to reposition them?
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #7
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I think I've found most likely where the grinding/squeal is coming from. It sounds like the water pump pulley. Any help please?
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100 % fool proof noise detector. You have been to the doctor and saw them use a thesacope(sorry for the bad spell). Take a hose put it up to your ear and down to the place where you think the noise is. You will pin point it.
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100 % fool proof noise detector. You have been to the doctor and saw them use a thesacope(sorry for the bad spell). Take a hose put it up to your ear and down to the place where you think the noise is. You will pin point it.
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I tried the hose idea and I still couldn't spot exactly where the noise is coming from.
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Is this the idler pulley?
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:59 PM   #12
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Is it supposed to be kinda loose and move back and fprth instead of just around?
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Umm mine didn't do that. Does you're belt have good tension
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Yeah. It's tight

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I had a mechanic briefly check it and he said it was most likely idler pulley because it like wobbles weird but he couldn't tell me for sure until he closely took a look at everything because the noise was coming from the water pump pulley area. He tried using that tool to hear where noise is coming feom and he couldn't locate it either. I just don't want to waste money replacing item to item until I find whats wrong instead of just fixing the exact problem
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I would defiantly replace the idler pully you don't have to replace the whole thing you can replace just the pulley the bearing is bad in it. Replace that first it's around $10 and easy to change. Left on the car when it goes out it will take the belt with it.
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I would defiantly replace the idler pully you don't have to replace the whole thing you can replace just the pulley the bearing is bad in it. Replace that first it's around $10 and easy to change. Left on the car when it goes out it will take the belt with it.
I just ask for a idler pulley right? Nothing special. Because I already bought a new belt just yesterday and it kinda seems like it tuned the noise down a bit
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Yeap just ask for idler pulley should be around 15-20 bucks
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I got the pulley replaced and new band....and the noise persists. It's not as bad as it used to but the noise is still there.
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Can u put up a sound clip might help a bit just brainstorming wouldn't hurt....
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It's the belt tensioner , it broke it it's about to go. It's the arm in the lower left( passenger) side. Check it out when the car idles.
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Can u put up a sound clip might help a bit just brainstorming wouldn't hurt....
Yeah I'll put up a small clip once I get home

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It's the belt tensioner , it broke it it's about to go. It's the arm in the lower left( passenger) side. Check it out when the car idles.
I checked it up a bit and it looks fine. The belt is tight. Is it worth replacing even if it doesn't end up being that?
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