Originally Posted by esnite
how do you determine whether its the belt or not?
Best way to check if it's a belt is to spray a little belt conditioner on the belt before it gets to the main pully. If the noise goes away, chances are it's the belt. However, Warlock makes a good point in that it could be a 2 piece balancer. And like Gen1 said, always start with the simple, less expensive stuff and work your way to the harder, more expensive stuff.