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Old 11-10-2010, 01:09 PM
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Ok....I have a bad squeak going on under the hood of my 99 dodge. I've replaced the belt (Gates belt), new tensioner, new idler, new water pump few months ago, and I've replaced the power steering pully but that didn't fix the squeak. What could be the cause of the squeak? I've used WD-40 and lithium grease on most of the pullys...squeak still wont go away. Kind of at odds with this one. Its really annoying and the squeak gets louder as the RPM's increase. ANY suggestions would be awesome!
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Is the squeak still there if you run the engine with the belt removed?
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When the belt is off it does not squeak.
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hmm...so when the belt is off there's no noise....do you have A/C??
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mines doing this now to just started a couple days ago.

wondering if its the new fan clutch i just put in...hope not since id have to send it back to summit.

maybe the ac pulley, but it was working just fine, wonder why it would go out all of a sudden

mine also has new belt, water pump, new severe duty fan clutch
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Yes...the truck does have A/C. I used WD-40 on the pullys (one by one) trying to find the problem one. If it is the A/C pully....would oiling it up not help?
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With the belt off can you spin the pulleys freely with no binding?
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Dried out alternator bearings can cuse this problem.
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Yes...the truck does have A/C. I used WD-40 on the pullys (one by one) trying to find the problem one. If it is the A/C pully....would oiling it up not help?

Yeah it would...but not for long.....I'm thinking like Ramtech.....

Best bet is to take the belt off....and turn every pulley one by one, you may detect where it comes from. It's true that bad Alt bearings can do that, but I myself never seen one, but then again I don't work in a garage....
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I wouldnt encourage spraying WD-40 at a pulley, just the thought of getting overspray on the pulley itself, it would just be temporary anyhow, and may cause some squeeling of a different type (belt slippage). I agree with them try taking the belt off and spinning them individually, keep in mind the squeek wont be loud at all as it would be when its under load and tension and may not remain detectable. another technique my grandfather taught me as a boy you could try, and dont mind me (oldschool) find a way to isolate your ears to each individual pulley such as a stethoscope, just watch out for moving parts and fanblades please.
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