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wakeboard236 07-02-2013 08:05 PM

Sqeaky belt
 
I have tried everything, WD 40, belt dressing, a degreaser, and even brake fluid. I can not seem to get rid of this squeak. Sometimes it is worth then others. Could it be a component that the belt spins and not the actual belt itself?

The Silver Gorilla 07-02-2013 08:05 PM

I hear soap will work. Iv never tried it though

Mbclark 07-02-2013 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by wakeboard236 (Post 3921921)
I have tried everything, WD 40, belt dressing, a degreaser, and even brake fluid. I can not seem to get rid of this squeak. Sometimes it is worth then others. Could it be a component that the belt spins and not the actual belt itself?

Go get yourself a new belt because all that stuff that's on there has ruined the belt material. Then remove the old belt and spin all pulleys to listen for bearing noise. If no noise is present use a straight edge (yardstick works good) and check for proper alignment of the pulleys. I've found that these power steering pump pulleys move on the shaft overtime and causes the belt to rub against either the inside or outside edge of the pulley. If that's the case use a pulley puller to pull it out a bit, 1/8" maybe. Or tighter the retaining but to push it back. Report back and let me know what you come up with. Bad belt, loose belt, bad bearing or misaligned are pretty much the only causes. Besides component failure but usually you'll have symptoms of that.

CumminsGift 07-03-2013 06:06 PM

I dont mean this in a rude way at all, but have you checked the belt diagram? I ran into this problem and come to find out the guy who had the jeep before me had run the belt improperly.

ChicoJeepy 07-03-2013 07:04 PM

Well like Mbclark said, you might have the wrong size of belt. Or it could be ruined by all that chicken grease you've been putting on it :P

wakeboard236 07-06-2013 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ChicoJeepy (Post 3925252)
Well like Mbclark said, you might have the wrong size of belt. Or it could be ruined by all that chicken grease you've been putting on it :P

Yea I'm pretty sure it was now too. I just replaced the belt and it sounds good as new again. I just ruled that out originally because the belt was only a couple months old

wakeboard236 07-06-2013 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mbclark (Post 3922211)

Go get yourself a new belt because all that stuff that's on there has ruined the belt material. Then remove the old belt and spin all pulleys to listen for bearing noise. If no noise is present use a straight edge (yardstick works good) and check for proper alignment of the pulleys. I've found that these power steering pump pulleys move on the shaft overtime and causes the belt to rub against either the inside or outside edge of the pulley. If that's the case use a pulley puller to pull it out a bit, 1/8" maybe. Or tighter the retaining but to push it back. Report back and let me know what you come up with. Bad belt, loose belt, bad bearing or misaligned are pretty much the only causes. Besides component failure but usually you'll have symptoms of that.

Thanks! Replaced the belt and it sounds good as new. I originally ruled this out because my old belt was only a couple months old and thought there was no way.


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