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Old 04-06-2008, 12:58 PM
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belt squeel?

k my belt started squeeling, not loud just enough to make you adgitated but it doesnt look wore out, my old 7.3 did this and so did a buddies, if i replace it will it stop and also the coolant line goes threw the belt loop can i just pull it off the block an change the belt out? also anything else i need to know before changing it
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:10 PM
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it may not even be the belt, it may be a pully, but changing it is pretty stright forward. I have done it maybe about 5 times in the last few days, put a 1/2 ratchet in the ten pully and pop the belt off, then when the belt is free take the line for the coolant off pull the belt on and put the time back on, take of slowly because there is coolant in there and it will pour out.
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:21 PM
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I always use Goodyear Gatorback belts, they never squeal. You will have to pull a radiator hose off somewhere if it is going thru the belt. Just follow the link and read the posts (only 4), it will solve your problem with the upper radiator hose.

changing serpentine belt...
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:25 PM
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while you are at the autoparts store, buy the hose for dual atls and you wont have to worry about that hose ever again
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put a little dielectric grease on the belt, believe it or not it works great, a lot of times a brand new belt will squeel a little bit, just put a bit on 4-5 different spots on the belt front and back, if it still squeals, its probably a pulley, we do it at the dealer all of te time
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:51 AM
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it may not even be the belt, it may be a pully, but changing it is pretty stright forward. I have done it maybe about 5 times in the last few days, put a 1/2 ratchet in the ten pully and pop the belt off, then when the belt is free take the line for the coolant off pull the belt on and put the time back on, take of slowly because there is coolant in there and it will pour out.

NAPA part #9066 goes around the belt
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:54 AM
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while you are at the autoparts store, buy the hose for dual atls and you wont have to worry about that hose ever again


sorry this is the one I meant to quote
Now my other response makes sense.
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