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Old 12-13-2006
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Serpentine belt noises

My truck is making a squeeking noise when I am accelerting. The guy at advanced auto said it was my idler pully so I replaced it and it stoped for a while and now it started up again. It is only when I accelerate not when I am sitting idle. Could it be a new belt is needed? Or is something seriously wrong.
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Old 12-14-2006
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please someone help me this noise is bugging the crap out of me.
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Try a new belt...did you replace it while you were doing the idler? Alot of the guys here swear the Gatorback belt by goodyear it the best thing since cream corn. I dunno...i just went with an OEM since they were out of the gatorback. You can try doing the ol' bar or soap trick. Let your belt rub inside and out on a bar of soap. The wax will help stop the noise. You can always try a lil' 3in1 oil in the bearings???
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like he said a lot of people swear by the gatorback including myself, stopped the noises in mine and also cost less than the OEM
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is your belt loose?
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gatorback belt.
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Well I had a friend start up the truck and rev it up for me the tensinor looks kinda funny so I gonna replace that and get a new belt. Which store sells gator back?
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Not sure if this is the same problem, but I have been fighting belt noises for some time. I've changed the tensioner, the belt, cleaned crap off the power steering pulley. Everytime I fix something it will stop for a month, but come back in full strength.

I tried getting a gatorback, but they were out. I should try that next.

-Levino
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Alot of the guys here swear the Gatorback belt by goodyear
Yes, get one. They last easily twice as long as the crappy oem belts. You will save money in the long run even if its costs a little more now.
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Old 12-15-2006
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Well I think I fixed it. The spring in my tensinor was shot, so it wasnt putting any tension on the belt.
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I may have the same problem Dan. Were you getting a chirp like a cricket would make from the engine bay? Thats the only symptom I have on mine.
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Get the Gatorback. Cheap at Autozone. $30 something dollars. I had to replace the tensinor in my '98 b/c of the chirp. fixed it.

Had gatorbacks on most all my trucks. love them.
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