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Old 01-02-2011, 09:30 PM
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Hey guys, Im having a very similar problem. I can definitely attest to not spraying any lubricant near your belt nor would I suggest belt conditioner. That just makes a mess.

My squeal starts after the engine is warmed up. I have spun every pulley by hand and they all turn smooth and quiet. A new belt is a temporary fix only to have the squeal return after a week or so. Squirting a little water on the belt instantly stops the squeal but only for a moment. I have also tried starting the engine with no serp belt just for a grin and of course there is no squeal then. I am lost. As the engine warms the squeal goes from subtle to continuous. PLEASE HELP!!!

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sometimes a belt tensioner pulley can do that
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Could it be possible that a brand new tensioner that comes with a new pulley would make the exact same sound as the old one? I know its possible but seems unlikely.

So far I've been told alternator, water pump and fan clutch. I don't know, trying not to just throw parts at it. All pulleys spin free and quiet by hand, even when engine is hot.
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I have had personal experience with the alt. bearings being dry and believe me when I say it makes the sounds your talkin about. You can try takin Your alt. apart and pressing grease in the bearings, but its much easier to just replace it. Hope this helps You make a decision on what it is.
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Well, first off thanks to all who are trying to help. I threw another new serpentine belt on it last night and the squeal of course went away all day today. I'm sure it will be back in a week or two like always.
So do you think the tension of the new belt may be why something like the alt would quit making noise temporarily just to return in a weeks time??
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If you figure this out please let me know. My 5.2l magnum is making the same squeak after it's warmed up. I've already replaced the belt with a new gates belt last week, squeak came back so today I put on a gates tensioner still squeaks after it warms up. I used a small plastic funnel with a rubber hose attached to listen and try to isolate the noise, sounds like it's coming from the idler, but it turns free as does everything else with no belt on it. Was wondering if it could be the alternator after it warms up and gets a load on it but it doesn't seem to change when I turn on the lights, any info will be appreciated thanks
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so I replaced the idler today,it still squeals so I took the belt off and ran it for a few seconds, it still squeals, must be internal, I have no idea what it could be now if anyone can help I would appreciate any info Thanks
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Check the 6-bolts for the crankshaft pulley.
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I think this is because of the plenum pan gasket is leaking causing a huge vacuum leak, if I pull off the pcv hose it quits squeaking,I'm in the process of making a plenum pan,my son shear this 1/4" aluminum plate for me where he works, now I just need to trim the corners,cut out for the distributor and drill the holes. I ordered one from APS almost 2 weeks ago and I can't get any reply,no confirmation on order or shipping info filed a dispute with paypal we'll see what happens. I can't wait any longer need to fix this
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fwiw mine turned out to be my water pump, even though i had receipts from the shop the PO took the truck to not even 3 months before. guess they scammed him, because the water pump looked corroded and the weep hole was leaking a little as well.
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