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Old 10-26-2012, 10:26 AM
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Tonight is the first night where temps dropped into the 20's, but I noticed when I drove my truck, I went in reverse and something squealed really loud for like eight seconds and then never did it again. It only happens when it's real cold. I checked the belt; found to be tight. Nothing is loose.
Does not ever happen in warm temps, and once the engine is nice and warm it doesn't do it either.
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Your belts are getting old and stiff. When cold one of them is slipping on the pulley until it warms up. I think there is belt dressing stuff at the parts store but you may just want to replace the belts.
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Your belts are getting old and stiff. When cold one of them is slipping on the pulley until it warms up. I think there is belt dressing stuff at the parts store but you may just want to replace the belts.
yup that fixed it. I was thinking it might of been the alternator, cause my last ram did that. But a new belt fixed it, which is weird because it was still pretty new.
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you might find that the belt wasnt the cause...if so great...that's the first thing to check..

however, in my 96 ram with the 5.9 (and im thinking the same tranny as you), whenever it got cold out, and the first time it went in reverse (and only in reverse) i had the same squeal...it is a bad actuator or valve in the valve body in the tranny...i wish i could remember where i read it. we switched this out on my 96 when the tranny went, and it cured the squeal.

I think ramvan2500 or transengineer provided me the advice/guidance on the fix.
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you might find that the belt wasnt the cause...if so great...that's the first thing to check..

however, in my 96 ram with the 5.9 (and im thinking the same tranny as you), whenever it got cold out, and the first time it went in reverse (and only in reverse) i had the same squeal...it is a bad actuator or valve in the valve body in the tranny...i wish i could remember where i read it. we switched this out on my 96 when the tranny went, and it cured the squeal.

I think ramvan2500 or transengineer provided me the advice/guidance on the fix.
Yeah I read something about that, but I'm pretty sure mine was the belt, I'm waiting for another cold day to be sure though. But the last cold day I put the truck in reverse and e brake on and then hopped out to hear if it was coming from the engine. and it seems like the sound was from the a/c pulley. But if it happens with the new belt, it might be a bearing.
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I withdraw my statement that my issue is fixed. We had another cold day, wind chill of -4, the squeal is back, even with a new belt. Bad bearing maybe?
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I withdraw my statement that my issue is fixed. We had another cold day, wind chill of -4, the squeal is back, even with a new belt. Bad bearing maybe?
And it's even worse than before.
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