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Old 02-23-2012, 07:58 PM
Alfisto Steve Alfisto Steve is offline
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Just went throught the same exercise. Replaced Dayco cross-hatched belt Jan 10.

New Dayco ribbed belt lasted about two weeks before noise driving us crazy so I replaced water pump and tensioner puller and idler pulley and reinstalled the Jan 10 new Dayco ribbed belt. Same "frapping" aka f_igging noise.

Reinstalled original tensioner and idler pulleys same noise. I took belt back and got a new one under warranty same Dayco part number as they don't carry Gatorback belt.

So far new softer kinder gentler Dayco belt whisper quiet. Wish me luck hope it was belt and now I have a spare used water pump.

Repair shop I use only for my state inspection stickers told me today they stopped using Dayco belts and only use Goodyear Gator backs as they had some many customer complaints with Dayco belts. However, none of the parts store around here sell GY belts.

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Water pump....

I had the same issues, check the clutch fan and see if it wiggles, if it does then its the water pump

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My 5.2 Ram had a squeeky belt. Put a new Gates one on and the noise went away for a while. The next time it got wet the noise came back. A temporary cure I got from a Ford mechanic was to sprinkel talcom powder over the belt. The noise will go for the rest of the day but you will need to do it every new day. It can make a bit of a mess in the engibe compartment and I dont supose you want too much powder in the altenator. If the powder trick works it cant be the water pump surley. Maybe I should get one of those Good Year belts that has been sugested.
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Also I've not herd one person mention a forgoton pully as an issue the alt pully. Mine was that new alt belt and tenchener pully later quiet as a mouse.
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