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post #1 of 12 Old 10-02-2008, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Squeaky engine Noise?

Everytime I start up my truck now regardless or warm or cold start up, it squeaks very loud under the hood. It used to only do it on cold start ups, but now it is constant and even does it when I'm driving. I'm not sure what it is, hopefully a quick fix?


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squeak as in maybe a belt going bad sqeak?

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could be the idler pulley going out or maybe ac compressor bearing or as stated above could just be belt fixin to break

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could be the idler pulley going out or maybe ac compressor bearing or as stated above could just be belt fixin to break
good call. throw some belt dressing at it and see what happens

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ick belt dressing is the worst thing you can do.
VERY BAD IDEA!!!

simply some silicone lube will tell you if it's the belt. and then replace it.

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ick belt dressing is the worst thing you can do.
VERY BAD IDEA!!!

simply some silicone lube will tell you if it's the belt. and then replace it.
good to know. never heard it was bad for it. just curious, why is it bad?

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i'm not totally sure what happens, but i've seen it put on and it only makes the noise worse, My guess is that there's something in it that reacts badly with the new belt materials. Also napa and carquest belts all seem to come back making squeaking and or chirping noises. I know that most do it yourselfers don't like to use oem parts, but there are certain parts that simply work better.

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Does it do it when you shut the engine off? Like a sec after the motor stops moving?

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Does it do it when you shut the engine off? Like a sec after the motor stops moving?
hey dirk, my buddies cummins does that. never figured it out. whats it mean?

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all cummins do the squeak at shutdown, but on the squeaking i got the same problem and i know what it is. It is in fact the idler pully well actually part of the metal piece barely touches i mean BARELY touches another metal surface and it makes the squeaking. its on the passenger side of the belty system on the farthest left part take a look and youll see what im talkin about


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