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Old 11-03-2013, 07:42 AM
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Hey guys,

So I had a problem with a squeaky belt (actually a pulley) and wanted to show everyone how I diagnosed it. I know squeaky belts are annoying and its tough to find the problem sometimes. Hope this video helps.

Let me know what you think and if you can, "Thumbs up" the video on YouTube. It helps me out!

Thanks guys!

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Old 11-03-2013, 12:13 PM
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SUPER Helpful thread, thanks Man!
unfortunately I replaced both my belt and idler pulley and it still has this chirping noise at slow speeds. Any ideas on what it could be?
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:57 PM
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The tensioner, I had the same problem
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:40 PM
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SUPER Helpful thread, thanks Man!
unfortunately I replaced both my belt and idler pulley and it still has this chirping noise at slow speeds. Any ideas on what it could be?
Did you do the water test?
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:22 PM
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Hey guys, So I had a problem with a squeaky belt (actually a pulley) and wanted to show everyone how I diagnosed it. I know squeaky belts are annoying and its tough to find the problem sometimes. Hope this video helps. Let me know what you think and if you can, "Thumbs up" the video on YouTube. It helps me out! Thanks guys! Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF3W-vHPYHg
Great video this helped me , thanks.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:07 AM
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Great video this helped me , thanks.
Great! Glad it helped!!!
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:58 AM
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My threads, I'm also now following you on the Tube. Thanks for the video.
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:59 AM
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What is your obsession with WD40? Stop using WD40 and use the correct products.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:20 AM
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I say whatever works STL, but you are correct. There is pulley grease or oil I think it's called you can use to help with noise
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:43 PM
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My threads, I'm also now following you on the Tube. Thanks for the video.

Sweet!

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What is your obsession with WD40? Stop using WD40 and use the correct products.
Everyone has WD40 so it is a good spray to use if it works. In this case, it works fine to quiet the belt until you fix your problem.
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:52 PM
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Sweet!

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Everyone has WD40 so it is a good spray to use if it works. In this case, it works fine to quiet the belt until you fix your problem.
I actually use armorall as a belt dressing for this purpose. Makes the belt more pliable and softer and quiets things right down. ;-)
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:54 PM
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:/ I'd just use belt conditioner...
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:09 PM
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yep just discovered im soon due for a new pulley tensioner. not too bad loose but its a little loose.
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