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Ok I have a 97 5.2L and I have changed the belt 3 times and it still squels, no matter what it is very annoying and can not figure it out. Any help would be great.
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Make sure your grooves in your pulleys are clean and not worn out . Could also be a bad tensioner .
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Are you sure it's the belt?

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An old trick.....not sure if it works on the new serpentine belts....pour a 'small' amount of water on the belt while it's running. If the noise stops, it's belt noise...if not...it's something else.
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Lol, Brad, that's some real CYA right there! If the belt's still good, then I'd lean towards a bad pulley somewhere or the tensioner. The tensioner is the most likely culprit and can be changed out pretty easily.
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Are you sure it's the belt?

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An old trick.....not sure if it works on the new serpentine belts....pour a 'small' amount of water on the belt while it's running. If the noise stops, it's belt noise...if not...it's something else.
Silicone spray also works well for this. A spray bottle of water is also useful for hunting down vacuum leaks.
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i replaced the tensioner twice also. I dont know what it is. It sounds weird but I heard that I may need to go get it reflashed to get rid of it.
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I don't know about getting it reflashed, but I chased this forever in my Jeep, until we got a mechanics stethoscope which helped find the bad pulley as we could hear it. Good luck!

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Who told you that? I'd like to know how they think a software update will cure belt noise. The tensioner isn't the only rotating component with bearings. Check all the pulleys for roughness, looseness, and excessive wear. Alternator bearings are notorious for squealing when they get old. A stethascope can aid you in pinpointing the noise.
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it squeals ALL the time? i know this is stupid but make sure it is routed right. i had this problem and it would make a nice squel for me because it was routed wrong.
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