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So the truck is squealing (of course 2 days before I have to trade it in).

Basically, I want to just try and shut it up long enough to get it traded in without issue.

I have found the source of the squeal as the PS pump pulley, and wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts on a quick temporary fix to shut it up.
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hmm ive heard soap? dunno how long it lasts though.

bump for someone who might have a better alternative.
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hmm ive heard soap? dunno how long it lasts though.

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I suppose it couldn't hurt.

I may try a silicone based lubricant. I am hoping if I give it a good shot of it, let it sit overnight and soak in that it may help. I'll just have to keep it off the belt.

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I suppose it couldn't hurt.

I may try a silicone based lubricant. I am hoping if I give it a good shot of it, let it sit overnight and soak in that it may help. I'll just have to keep it off the belt.

where is the belt? is it part of the serp belt??

maybe just try changing the belt. easy and cheap
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Belt dressing- available at any parts store- it is designed to stop the squeal of older belts that are somewhat dried out and slip causing a squeal
I don't think it's cheating at all - some belts have lots of life left - the rubber can dry out in certain environments-
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where is the belt? is it part of the serp belt??

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Belt dressing- available at any parts store- it is designed to stop the squeal of older belts that are somewhat dried out and slip causing a squeal
I don't think it's cheating at all - some belts have lots of life left - the rubber can dry out in certain environments-
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I suppose I should mention that I have replaced the belts and the Tensionr/Idler pulleys already as they were worn.

Took me a few tries but it is 100% the P/S Pulley. Loaded it up with the silicone spray and let it soak in and that seems to have at least on a temporary basis worked out well. Not a peep from it since. So we will see how long it lasts.

Thanks all!
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