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new belt squeal by jim94
Started on: 05-24-2010 12:52 AM
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Last post by: whodeanie on 05-27-2010 08:52 AM
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i had a mechanic put a new belt on my v-6, every time i start the car up it squeals bad. is there something wroung.i need help.
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Report this Post05-24-2010 02:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Jarhead 2m4Click Here to visit Jarhead 2m4's HomePageClick Here to Email Jarhead 2m4Send a Private Message to Jarhead 2m4Direct Link to This Post
From my limited understanding, they need a bit of readjustment when new. Kinda like a break-in period thing.
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Report this Post05-24-2010 04:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AustralianClick Here to visit Australian's HomePageClick Here to Email AustralianSend a Private Message to AustralianDirect Link to This Post
 
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i had a mechanic put a new belt on my v-6, every time i start the car up it squeals bad. is there something wroung.i need help.


You will need a metal bar about 2 foot long put it under the alternator and loosen the alternator bolt now take up the slack with the bar by lifting the alternator now tighten that bolt whilst lifting and problem solved.

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Report this Post05-24-2010 04:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AustralianClick Here to visit Australian's HomePageClick Here to Email AustralianSend a Private Message to AustralianDirect Link to This Post
I will add the mechanic did the right thing your new belt just stretched a little he installed it tight it has just stretched a little and is all normal.
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Report this Post05-24-2010 04:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Jarhead 2m4Click Here to visit Jarhead 2m4's HomePageClick Here to Email Jarhead 2m4Send a Private Message to Jarhead 2m4Direct Link to This Post
Yeah, I was pretty sure it was just in need of a tightening. This happens.
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Report this Post05-24-2010 07:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for steve308Send a Private Message to steve308Direct Link to This Post
retighten AFTER cleaning the pullys - you might wat to look into a belt tensioner from Rodney Dickmen or Dodgerunner.
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Report this Post05-27-2010 03:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jim94Click Here to Email jim94Send a Private Message to jim94Direct Link to This Post
i tightened the belt today, dam that was not easy but it does not squeal. i wish i had smaller hands.
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Make a tool something like the one on the left of this pic. Stuff it between the pulleys and open it out using the nut to tension the belt, tighten up the accessory bolts and remove the tool. Beats trying to swing on a bar to keep the belt tensioned with one hand while using your other two hands (!) to tighten the bolts!

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Report this Post05-27-2010 08:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for whodeanieClick Here to visit whodeanie's HomePageClick Here to Email whodeanieSend a Private Message to whodeanieDirect Link to This Post
I hate the belt squeal that all v6 Fieros have. I have used Dodgerunners kit on several Fieros and I love it. no more noise or over tight belts.
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