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Old 11-23-2005
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Belt Squeeking??? Help!!

I just had the water pump replaced on my 2001 3.0L Ranger. I also had them change the belt too. I never had any noise before, but now it's squeeking like crazy at idle. What would be causing this with a new belt? There is only 34k on the truck.

I took it back to the shop and they told me that they couldn't get it to squeek! Not to mention that they broke my hood release cable and then told me that it was like that when I brought it in! I can tell you that I'm never going back to that shop again.

Please help me if you can.
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Cheapo belt maybe, and you should check to see that it's centered right over the pulleys (like, not one groove "off").

I've had two 3.0 Rangers that did this and I have two words on the squeaking issue: Goodyear Gatorback. The Goodyear Gatorback belt solved it on my truck and I will no longer even consider running anything less.
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Ok, thanks...I'll check into one of those.
Has anyone replaced the hood release cable? Is it a very hard job?
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ya my belt was skueaking to.
i just put on a gatorback belt and its GONE..
its worth the extra money.
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use double d 40
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With me, adding lubricants made it worse shortly after applying it.
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use double d 40
Which will just make it 9 times worse. If you just had a water pump installed they probably spilled coolant on the belt and it's **** after that. If you're too broke to buy a new belt and you won't take off your hand in the fan take a wire brush and run it over both sides of the belt with the engine running for a couple seconds...
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the only thing that i have had work for my belt was belt dressing. and that make it worse for the 1st day then it finally set in and stoped the noise. But it came back yesterday so it didnt totally fix it. (3-4 months later)
And pam cooking spray is a temp. fix. It will stop the noise for a few hours

wd 40 doesnt work at all. It is a water based lube that just wears off. You need a oil based lube, but just buy a new gatorback belt.
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use 10-40w
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use 10-40w
You're either kidding or brutally retarded. I hope you're only kidding.
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j/k needs to just quite being cheap and go buy a new one
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Hey, his name is "instigator" -- what did you expect?
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dont expect much from me i am just a dumb prepneck that cant spell or talk
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"prepneck"? Hey that's a new one. Redneck I know, pencilneck I know -- but not prepneck. Learn something new everyday, even though I don't know what the heck you're talking about!
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will i wear my tommy's not wranglers fit jeans not tit and do everything that a redneck would do but hunt
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Ha ha! I get it then! I'll remember that. Is that a term thats used or did you just make it up? Pretty cool either way.

Well, I'm semi-redneck south Jersey raised quasi suburban...uh...I forget where I was going with that...grew up on farms...but I work in a steel mill. I don't know what I am (though people suggest names all the time -- can't print some of them here though)...
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all my buddy keep asking me am i a prep or a redneck so i told them prepneck just to get laughs out of it but now i tell everybody that
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Thanks for all the help...I ordered a new hood release cable, so hopefully I will be able to take care of it soon. It is driving me insaine!!
I'm still wondering how hard it will be to swap out the release cable.
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