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Old 05-06-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Squeaky belt?

Now that we are talking about belts, on a cold day and a cold start I get a squeak from my engine. I'm pretty sure it's the belt but the belt looks in pretty good shape. Do I just have to adjust the tensioner?
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Now that we are talking about belts, on a cold day and a cold start I get a squeak from my engine. I'm pretty sure it's the belt but the belt looks in pretty good shape. Do I just have to adjust the tensioner?
There is no tensioner adjustment that I know of, they either work or they don't.
Your problem could be from a worn belt, worn pulleys or a squeak from the within the tensioner itself.
Sometimes determining the exact cause and curing it are very difficult and just not worth the effort unless it gets really bad.


Try squirting a bit of belt dressing on the ribs of the belt and see if it quits.
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i agree. i have fixxed squeeks by changing a perfectly good looking belt. and have also fixxed them by changing pulleys.
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There is no tensioner adjustment that I know of, they either work or they don't.
Your problem could be from a worn belt, worn pulleys or a squeak from the within the tensioner itself.
Sometimes determining the exact cause and curing it are very difficult and just not worth the effort unless it gets really bad.

Try squirting a bit of belt dressing on the ribs of the belt and see if it quits.
Oh I see. Alrite I'll try that. Could a belt be bad even if it doesn't seem like it?
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Sometimes they just don't wear right. Also cheap belts seem to go quickly in my experience. I'd say if you are gonna put a belt on might as well put a tensioner on too if it's old.
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Oh I see. Alrite I'll try that. Could a belt be bad even if it doesn't seem like it?
Yes it could be.
Check the little V's in the belt for cracks, if there are more than 10 cracks per inch you should replace the belt.
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Sometimes they just don't wear right. Also cheap belts seem to go quickly in my experience. I'd say if you are gonna put a belt on might as well put a tensioner on too if it's old.
Well I have the vortech one but it came with the car so I don't know how long it's been on there for.

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Yes it could be.
Check the little V's in the belt for cracks, if there are more than 10 cracks per inch you should replace the belt.
Awesome thanks man. That's a great tip.
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Awesome thanks man. That's a great tip.
You're welcome, let us know what you find out.
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You're welcome, let us know what you find out.
Sure thing. I'll check it out when the weather cools down a bit. It's hot as hell today. Lol
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Re: Squeaky belt?

Many times, this noise is the tensioner... I'd look into that as the primary issue, unless you see something obvious elsewhere.
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