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Old 05-31-2005
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squeaky belt

About 2 weeks ago my belt started squeaking when driving in the rain.
I sprayed some wd 40 on it and it only got worse.
So i took off my belt to spin every wheel to try and figure out which wheel was making the noise. After a 1/2 hour of finding no noise i put the belt back on and started my truck and there was no noise.

Yesterday after washing my truck i noticed it came back. I sprayed Pam olive oil on it and it went away for an hour or so but came right back. Now it only makes noise when i drive (no noise in park).

Does anyone know what could be wrong? New belt?
I need to fix this fast because im trying to sell it.

HELP!!!!
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welcome to the club... get a goodyear gatorback belt and that will fix the problem
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My belt is in good shape. Not cracking or anything.
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for some reason they will still squeak on the 3.0... that seems to be the only real fix and sometimes it will still squeak after a new belt
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welcome to the club... get a goodyear gatorback belt and that will fix the problem
Tiffs belt squeals during muddin and shortly after and it's a gatorback...also it's on a 3.slow...
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well i just went mudding and sprayed down the engine....maybe ill just let it squeek off
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I don't know but I always thought belt noises was from the belt itself slipping on the various pulleys, which might be why WD40 made it worse. Maybe take the belt off and clean all the pulleys but I am probably not telling you anything somebody else has already tried.
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If that doesn't work there is belt dressing you can buy at any auto parts store and spray on the belt while it's running. Should stop it at least temp
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Well, i read on a web site to turn the belt to it rotates the oppostise way and see if that works. Im going to try that right now.
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gatorback. I can pour water on mine with the engine running and not get a squeak.
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never put belt dressing or ANY kind of oil on the belt. your truck is a 99?? get a gatorback belt, and if that doesnt fix it, its the tensioner
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it stoped making noise so im just going to leave it and hope i sell it before it comes back.

thanks for the advise tho
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Look at the alignment of the pulleys. The 3.0 belt tensioner bends badly. Just look down at the pulley and you will see it. Replace the tensioner and the belt and no mre squeak.
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The truck is sold....

Thanks for the info tho. Now i will know that to check if it happends on my new ranger.
It will be a 4.0 tho.
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