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Old 12-21-2010
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belt squeak??

I have a 01 ranger 4.0 V6 and when u start it up the belt squeaks but after its warm it doesnt do it anymore only when the engine is cold, got any ideas?
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Old 12-21-2010
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belt look glazed? if so replace it and the tensioner. hows your idler look also. there all cheap parts i did them all at one with a gator back belt hard to find now
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Old 12-21-2010
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just replace the serpentine belt. takes like 20 minutes.
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Old 12-23-2010
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If a new belt doesn't fix it then use some sandpaper on the pulleys and then clean good with acetone. My '60 Ranchero belt was squealing like a stuck hog. I had to sand, clean and then buy a thicker V-belt to make it happy.
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Old 12-24-2010
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ok i will try that thanks everyone for the help, i will let ya know what happens with it
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Old 12-29-2010
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good year gatorback from autozone did the trick for me.
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