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Bearing/Belt squeal


GRFDave

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I have had a slight squeal for a couple of weeks and I thought I would get it fixed early so I replaced the Tensioner, Idler and the Belt. The squeal got remarkably worse so I read the various forums and saw that the alternator is usually the culprit.So off the the store I go and get a new alternator, now the squeal is amazingly loud! HELP, what is next?
 


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My power steering pump siezed up did not hear a thing. It happened on a very long straight road so I did not know for several miles until it over heated due to the belt coming off after the plastic pulley blew apart. Good luck or better luck than I had...
 

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your harmonic balancer is about to go. be careful.
 

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Are you sure it's coming from the belt drive? Start up the engine with the belt off. Not sure what forums you read but squeals on 95+ 3.0s are more commonly the CPS
 

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If the squeal goes away without the serp belt on then it's probably a misaligned tensioner causing the squeal. See the above belt squeal thread on how to fix it.
 


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