Question about 1988 Dodge Grand Caravan
Had new belts installed in Jan. Two months ago when putting the heat on turned on the button for it to blow assume this is fan belt; made LOUD squealing sound while driving on freeway. Noise stopped then more recently turning on the AC same horrible loud noise. Assume the fan belt or is it the motor?? Can I just spray it or what does it need??? HELP!!! 1988 dodge caravan. 3.0 6 cylinder engine. squeal under hood. sprinkled comet cleanser (powder) on alternator belt and squeal went away for about 5 minutes then returned. sprayed belt dressing on belt and squeal immediately went away again and returned in 5 minutes.. it only took a few drops so the problem is definitely not a bearing. also put wrench on belt tensioner and increased the tension of the belt by pulling on the wrench handle but the squeal did not go away. I have replaced the belt several times but the squeal comes back after a month or two.. It is noticably worse on damp, rainy days. what can I do.
REAL SOLUTION: I tried everything from new pulleys, 2 new best same brand. I put on GOOD YEAR GATOR BELT. When I buying this belt I felt that this belt is going to work and in next couple of minutes I read the packaging and it says THE QUITE BELT. I installed this best and BINGO NO MORE SQUEAKING NOISE FINALLY. By the way dressing made my belt erode and stuff from erosion of best stuck on the pulleys. I had to clean and sand it.
Posted on Mar 17, 2010
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