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Belt looks great seems nice and tight.
How old is the belt? i would replace it if it has been on for 2 or more years, depending on mileage. also, check the tensioner. with the vehicle running, spray some brake cleaner on the belt. "some" not a whole can. does the noise go away? if so, replace the belt.
Posted on Nov 05, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hello ive read you questions and the other experts answers and they all have good points i just wanted to give you my point of view
this belt tensioner is to be locked down so it doesnt move once the initial adjustment is made. what i like to do is turn the crankshaft by hand to pull tight the belt on the non tensioner side and this is when i lock down the tensioner .
and yes when a car like this comes in we alway recomend water pump, tensioner , and any other idler pulleys that each vehicle may need also we take care of any oil leaks at the same time . oil or antifreeze getting on the belt will deminish the belt life.
and on your question on the cam brgs being loose , the cam is the length of the engine and it wont move enough to cause this kind of problem you would see a large oil leak first.
just a note
we do alot of customer cars that families take on vacation, and i dont want to be the one to ruin someones vacation by trying to save a buck. and when you are paying labor to have a belt replaced you expect it to reliable again.
let me know if i can help with anything else
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
SOURCE: Belts sqeeling on cold start up.
check your tensioner pulley and idler pulley by removing serpitine belt spin the pulleys inspect for roughness and endplay all so check harmonic vibration dampner pulley the one at crankshaft for seperation/endplay the rubber cracs and pulley walks on startup you could draw a metal file across the inner face of serpitine belt this will remove glazing or replace belt may be even better
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
You got it, the belt is too tight, and if you had it done at a shop, they may try and blame it on the rollers and pump, but if it wasn't noisy then it shouldn't be now. Those things however will soon fail if you continue to run it like this. Probably would have been a good idea to do the pump when it was all apart. but regardless, it must be tensioned properly and it's not right now.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
SOURCE: Roaring noise when car idleing
Quite possibly the air conditioning compressor clutch bearing. I've seen a couple of these go bad now. Have the belt removed and see if the noise goes away.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
you can buy a puller kit for the AC clutch for about $35.00 the bearing is about $25.00 you might be able to do it without removing it from the engine saving your freon. http://www.tooltopia.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=7741
Belt tensioners just unscrew.They are also inexpensive
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
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