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Serpintine belt making noise/ or belt tensioner

Belt making noise sprayed belt dressing , just makes it worse

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Change serpintine belt I had one that it made noise changed belt noise went away

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U must clean all that belt dressing off (use a product called Brake Clean) and then replace the belt, also make sure none of the pulleys have bad bearings and the automatic belt tensioner is working right, this will correct your noise. Belt dressing is NEVER to be used on serpintine belts like the one used in your truck.

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This could be 1or 2 things. It could be the belt, or a pulley making the noise. There is a product called 'belt dressing' that can be sprayed on the belt (it's an aerosol spray can) which may solve your problem. The problem is usually the belt becomes 'glazed' and a slight slippage can make the noise you describe. The belt dressing provides a better grip If you have to reapply the dressing often, it may be time to change the belt to stop to squeak. The other possibility is a bearing on the pulley shaft is making the noise, most likely in the ac compressor. It can be annoying, but won't harm anything at this point.

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