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belt squeaking

whats up, on my 98 ranger i am having a bad belt squeaking problem. when i go to start it in the morning the belt squeaks really loud for about 3 seconds. then when i am at a stop light and start to go from a dead stop it squeaks for couple seconds. it gets even worse when i have the a/c on. any one know what is up with this. i have changed the idler pulley and it made it worse. the tensioner is stock and i heard it was recalled. i dont know if this is true or not. also i heard that switching to a gatorback will help the problem. does anyone know if this is correct. thanks alot
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Switching to any belt will help that problem!
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If the belt you are using has a-lot of miles on it, it may be the problem. Not sure how to explain it, but the belt, after many miles, will get a glaze on it and cause it to slip and make a bit of noise while doing so.
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if it happens all the time then its the belt, if its only when its wet out or high humidity then its the idler pulley
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if it happens all the time then its the belt, if its only when its wet out or high humidity then its the idler pulley
i replaced the idler pulley already and the belt. it is still squeaking. i am going to take it to ford tommarow to see if the belt tensioner is recalled.
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