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Old 02-12-2010, 11:45 PM
RangerSteve RangerSteve is offline
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Post Awful Screeching/Squeeling belt noise

Replaced the idler pulley and belt. Noise went away for two days and now it's back.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 02-13-2010, 10:40 AM
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Same problem here....I'm guessing its the belt brand, like how its made or something....I just carry babypowder in the truck now....try starting your truck and pour some baby powerder on the belt..see if that shuts it up! lol
Only squeels when I get here really wet now..
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:58 PM
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Have you checked to see if the fan clutch is bad?
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:19 PM
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Replaced the idler pulley and belt. Noise went away for two days and now it's back.

Any help would be much appreciated.

2000 3.0 2WD 82,000mi
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Same problem here....I'm guessing its the belt brand, like how its made or something....I just carry babypowder in the truck now....try starting your truck and pour some baby powerder on the belt..see if that shuts it up! lol
Only squeels when I get here really wet now..
It is slipping usually when that sound happens. Id bet the tension is not right. It can also be the idler pully if your rig is equipped with one
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:57 PM
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It is slipping usually when that sound happens. Id bet the tension is not right. It can also be the idler pully if your rig is equipped with one
Yes sir, probably the tension pulley.......
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:16 AM
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Yes sir, probably the tension pulley.......
I carry a spare for the Jeep cherokee 4.0 the darn things go out about every 45,000 miles.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:28 AM
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I carry a spare for the Jeep cherokee 4.0 the darn things go out about every 45,000 miles.
Thats a jeep for ya.
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:12 AM
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Take the belt off, crank it up and see if it still squeals...
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:43 AM
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water pumps will squel like crazy, be fore the bearings let go, the best way to check is to start it up, grab a long screw driver, or a pry bar, put one end on the body of the pully or water pump, that can usually narrow it down rather quickly
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:33 PM
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Default Water Pump check up.....

Sorry if it's a stupid question but how exactly do i determine if it's the water pump now? Tension is solid, belt is new and idler pulley is new. Any help would be much appreciated...Thanks!
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:24 PM
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I had this problem, Switched to gatorback belt. Problem solved, for 3 years, now the squek is back but only for the first 10 min. after startup.
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