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Old 07-27-2009, 06:46 PM
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I just bought an 01' Ram 1500 5.9 sport. I have a squeeling noise under hood (already replaced alt, checked water pump and greased some really bad tension pully's)any recommendations, should I get new pully's? Rear end likes to lock up when I first use brakes after a rain, mainly first or second brake then fine.
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New to the Z for Rams myself . Welcome . Shouldn't have to replace pulleys . Maybe replace the belt . If it looks good , it could still be worn out . Depth of the belt could be shot . Rear brakes locking up could be out of round brake drums , misadjusted brake shoes ...
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Welcome to RamForumZ!!! Might check the idle tensioner pulley too. Make sure it isn't wore out.
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Welcome to the Z! Sounds like Tom got the gist of what I was gonna say: the tensioner and belt probably need to be changed. Had a similar problem on an older dakota and the guys at my shop recommended changing both and problem solved.
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Welcome to the ForumZ and congrats on your truck. As far as the pulleys go, the bearings in them do eventually wear out, and it just depends on which one is bad as to whether you can get away with just replacing the pulley itself, like idler, power steering, crankshaft, or if you have to replace the whole part like the AC, where the pulley is pressed on. The best way to check is to use a stethoscope because with the truck running, the engine deflects the noise, which could lead you to the wrong one. Found out the hard way myself, so good luck.
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