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Fan belt is loose and squealing

How do i tension belt

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Belt has a spring loaded tensioner to keep belt tight, if spring is weak belt may slip. only way to fix is to replace tensioner.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: belt squeal 2000 gmc

replaced the air conditoiner belt and serviced the tensioner for this belt

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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SOURCE: the belt is loose and squealing

The belts are stretched! I have the same problem! You have to replace them, for I was told you cant tighten them, I drove mine for over 2 years like that!

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Belt Squeal

If you are using a proper belt lube and it still squeals, you should look for something like a dragging component such as an alternator or power steering pump that may be defective.

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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Causes of problem like yours can be:

  1. the alignment of the pulley of your alternator and the alignment of your engine's pulley. you may check it by just looking at it, be sure they are precisely parallel with each other.
  2. The size of the opening of your pulleys, you try to measure it using a caliper, they should have the same mouth size
  3. loose pulleys causing wiggle
  4. rusts on your pulleys
Hope I helped you

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: squealing NOISE possibly from fan belt

Belts stretch from new. Try to tighten them again. Hopefully the are not glazed or this may stay with you.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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