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Annoying Squeak

So my truck started an annoying squeak. I think its one of the pulleys. Can I just use some kind of lube on each pulley to make this go away? If so what kind? Haven't ever had to deal with something like this before.

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You could try a light weight oil on the bearing, but more than likely the bearing is going to need replaced on on e of the pulleys, usually on the tensioner.

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I had to replace my tensioner and idler assembly to get rid of my squeak. I went ahead and put on a new belt for good measure. Its easy and worth the piece of mind.

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Wonderful. lol. Is there a way to actually check? Should just have to pop the belt off and one bolt holding the tensioner on right?

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i tried to take the belt off and spin each pulley to identify the culprit, thought is was the tensioner, replaced it and the squeak was still there so I went ahead and replaced the assembly and put a belt on since I didn't know how long it had been on there. Maybe mine was just the belt and I spent to much money on new parts. Do you know how long your belt has been on the truck?

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I think the last time I did a belt was 3 years ago.

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I would start by taking the belt off and checking the pulleys. This would be a good time to check the belt as well mine was a little frayed on the inside edge, that was another reason I replaced it.

None of this is that big of a job, just make sure you still have the belt routing diagram on the fan shroud before taking it off, I had to reference it a couple of times. Also the top radiator hose goes through the belt so a replacement belt will require the hose to be removed. Just FYI if you have never had it off.


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You can get the rad hose for 2 alternators, then it does not go through the belt.

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yeah I plan on doing this when I switch over to ELC this spring or summer.

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If u buy the tensioner assembly u get the tensioner pulley and idler pulley right?

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