Question about 2000 Mazda MPV
Fan belt squeaking,had new one fitted,squeaks worse when i put heater on,any ideas?
Fan belts squeak for several reasons 1 incorrect belt for pulley.2 belt running on the botton of the pulley and worn pulleys. To check measure across the top part of the pulley and the widest part (back) of the belt should be the same if not marginally bigger. V belts work best at t5he top of the pulley.If you can see that the pulley is polished at the bottom the belt is slipping and not driving Check if the pulley sides where the belt runs is not stepped from wear. Recheck the tension as new belts stretch slightly. If you have a multi groove pulley check the tension setting. As a last resort CRC make a product that is used to stop belt but it is best to fix the real fault first
Posted on Jan 21, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: belt (not ac) is squeaky
The squeeking is most likely coming from your belt's idler pully. They cost around 10 bucks and are attached with one bolt. Kinda hard to get to, so be patient.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
The alternator is loading up too much for some reason.
Had the same issue on my friend's 2001 Mazda Protege. Turned out the voltage regulator in the alternator was faulty. Had the alternator rebuilt. A week later, it acted up again! There is apparently another issue, but I have not been able to figure it out.
Unfortunately, I don't have a clear answer for you, but, one's thing's for sure. Mazda has to stop using crappy Ford electrics in their cars.
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
SOURCE: Squeak in low gear.
Try spraying the belt with a "dressing" spray. With the engine not running of course. If it stops, then your belts may need adjustment or replacement.
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
SOURCE: squeaking belts
If it's not the belts, it might be your alternator. I had the same problem. I would have the belts tightened, then the problem would come back a few months later. Ended up that the alternator was bad. Replaced alternator, battery and belts and it hasn't happened since.
Posted on Aug 04, 2010
SOURCE: When I first drive my
It would have so goos if you were to confirm this in the first instant by observing the sound with a first hand inspection. Since you noticed it was the driver side underside, The car should have been jacked up on one side and rolled over to check for th noise. If the sound was evident, whether drive bearing assembly, hub, brake pads, calipers or bad suspension then the fault could be centred.
But is not evident then you could have jacked up the total front both sides and started you car to simulate the drive.
Now it could be confimed iff the noise came from the drive or within.
This must confirm before you change any part which is costly.
Posted on Sep 08, 2010
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