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Squealing Noise at Startup

Good morning,

My truck has been squealing for the first few minutes on start up, and then going away. Do you have any ideas what could be causing the problem?

I have checked all of the fluids and apparently everything looks good. (I added some break fluid.)

I examined the fan belt and it looks fine; not worn.

What else would normally cause a squealing when the truck is cold?

Thanks!

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  • jp97 Jan 15, 2009

    Thanks guys. I appreciate it!

    So it is most likely the belt. Is there a way for me to check and make sure that the tension is correct, or does that have to be done by a professional mechanic?


  • jp97 Jan 15, 2009

    Thanks! I just wasn't sure exactly what amount of tension should be on the belt.

    I'm fairly mechanically inclined, but don't have a whole lot of experience with trucks yet. That's why I turned to you experts. Thanks!

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Hi
From what you describe, it is the classic sound of a slipping belt !

Are you 1OO % sure the tension is correct ?

Recheck this first !

Good Luck !

John.

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CRTN is Really Close on this! When the Rubber that belts are Made of Get really cold they will Squeal No matter how tight they are. You should still get your Belt Tensioner Checked out . Could be Just a Little Bit Loose.

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    Travis Humphries Jan 15, 2009

    No Problem! If you are not Mechanically Inclined I would Get it Checked by a Qualified Mechanic.

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 15, 2009

    No Problem! Happy to Help!

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The Belt Is Slipping Get Some Anti Slip From A Local Auto Part Store And Spray The Belt Also Make Sure That The Tension Of The Belts Are Good.
That Should Get You All Fixed Up

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    Michael Fisher Jan 15, 2009

    It Should Have About 1/2 inch of play nothing exact it can be done all by you.

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    Michael Fisher Jan 15, 2009

    No Problem We Are Always Here To Help.
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