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I have a squeel that wont go away. I have replaced the tensioner twice. The belt more times than I can count. The idler pulley was chagned less than 500 miles ago. It is definately coming from the belt. When I changed the belt it goes away for a day or 2, and then comes back. Really bad when accelerating. It goes away after the engine warms up on warm days. Any suggestions?

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might seem like a strange question are all of the pullys in line? missing any bolts,carcks in brackets.
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might seem like a strange question are all of the pullys in line? missing any bolts,carcks in brackets.
That's actually not a strange question at all, to me at least. Had that very problem when I replaced the power steering pump/pulley on my Jeep. Finished the repair and still that darn squeal. Turns out, I didn't get the pulley in far enough by just enough to be out of line with the rest. Fixed that and squeal gone. My question is, after replacing the belt, did you check the tension?

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I think I have a misaligned pulley. I just don't know which one. Any suggestions on how to figure that out? All of my brackets and bolts are all in place. I have never checked the tension on the belt, only because I just bought a new tension pulley less than a month ago
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make sure that the belt is in line with eng at all long runs. check for twists in belt between pullys or un even patern on ribbed side of the old belt.
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Don't know the name of the tool, but a tech friend of mine had something with a laser on it which is how he spotted it (my ex was in automotive school and they took my car to school one day) but he was dead on with the diagnosis which saved my sanity lol, that darn squeal was driving me nuts! Another lesson learned, though, about renting tools from AutoZone......

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do you take the truck off roading at all?
it seems when i drive on a muddy road with puddles it allways ends up on the belt and the dirt makes my belt turn brown and dirty and it squeals everynow and then but i just take it off and clean it every now and then and it goes away.
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I used to take the truck offroading but it caused a mess when I had to replace the rear brakes. The rotors were locked on it took way to long to get em off. Everytime I replace the belt, the squeel goes away for a few days and then comes back.
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instead of replacing the belt clean it and see if it goes away.
fill up a sink or tub with hot soapy water let it soak for a few and scrub it thoroughly youll be suprised the dirt that comes out of em even when they look clean.
mine turned hazy brown when it was dirty.
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