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Old 11-29-2010, 09:03 AM
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Well its back. After sitting in traffic sunday the squik has returned. As stated before I replaced waterpump, fan clutch, tensioner and belt. all napa. The squik starts after it has warmed up (still thinking bearing somewhere? I have taken belt off and its definitely a belt driven accessory. I hate to just replace parts until I fix. The truck has only 97k miles. Help! I'm going by to see if I can find an auto stethescope today.
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Sorry to hear the dreaded squeak is back, I know it will drive ya insane, but a mechanic's stethoscope is the best bet for trying to isolate the noise. I know it was well worth the money I spent on it, but good luck and keep us posted!

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Alright this is some #@%^. I went over to a friends who had a stethescope. After hearing the noise and checking various accessories we were still stumped. When you turned the engine off it kind of sighed. We cranked it back up and pulled the pvc and the squik stopped. ? We then checked the pvc and it seemed to work. Plug it back in- the noise began again. I then pulled the large breather on the back of the other valve cover and noise stopped. ? We took the air cleaner off and low and behold there was a acorn stuck in the breather whole. I never saw it before! After taking the breather and air filter housing off I tapped the breather and all kind of crap came out. I guess some kind of varmit had been storing nuts in there! Anyway When I replaced the tensioner (first go round)etc I took the air filter box off and must have knocked this nut loose. Thats why the noise went away. If you look at the bottom of the air filter box it has a cup where the breather tube attaches. I guess that small acorn just rolled arould until it bounched back in that cup and plugged the hole! The engine was building up pressure. Why only when it got hot? Also, I'm still not quite sure what was actually squiking. I hope I didn't blow out a gasket somewhere. It sure sounded like a belt related item. Also the first time the noise began I took the belt off the squik went away. Maybe without the accessories pulling on the engine the engine didn't pressurize as much? I hope this helps
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I have a similar squeak during startup and quickly goes away. Usually when the engines warm it won't make any noise. My mechanic has diagnosed the Fan Clutch to be not functioning and needs replacement.

What fan clutch did you buy or does anyone have a recommendation?

Any thoughts on Napa parts?
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I ony use napa parts. the big retailers are ok for the misc stuff but when it comes to mechanical parts its napa for me. Dealership stuff is just overpriced in my opinion.
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I ony use napa parts. the big retailers are ok for the misc stuff but when it comes to mechanical parts its napa for me. Dealership stuff is just overpriced in my opinion.
Napa makes pretty good stuff, but when it comes to electrical parts, none of the aftermarket parts are as good as Mopar parts.
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