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Noise seeming to come from the belts

I checked the pulleys and the belts and they don't seem to be loose.  My van makes a noise that sounds like air trying to get somewhere.  I know nothing about cars and all I can explain the sound as is a whoosh/wrrrrr.  I know that is  lame.  It makes the noise when I start it up and sometimes it does go away and sometimes it doesn't. thanks

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  • lisalma68 Oct 27, 2008

    No I haven't yet.  I get paid this week and that van is getting a tune up.  I guess I'll have to add that on too.  Will it last 5 days you think?

  • lisalma68 Oct 27, 2008

    The belts are not all chewed up or anything.  I'll have someone look underneath too. Thank you!

  • lisalma68 Oct 27, 2008

    Ok I will do that. Thanks again.

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I think U need to chane the belt or find out if some thing is stock onthernith

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The rule of thumb is first to replace belts and check bearings and idlers and tensioner.
have you done this yet?

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    paul erickson Oct 27, 2008

    look at the belt and see if there are any pieces of the belt missing if not you should be ok

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    paul erickson Oct 27, 2008

    just one more thing let the engine idle for a little while and shut the engine off and check the belt for temp . make sure its not hot. if it is it probily wont last that long

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