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93 Accord belt squeak at start up

My car squeaks everytime I start it and it has been sitting for a while. Meaning long enough to cool off. It does not squeak if the engine has been running. I replaced both my powersteering and alternator belts and still have the same problem. I tightened both belts and even used belt dressing. Can anyone help me with my problem?

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  • stamnics May 25, 2009

    I just replaced the belts yesterday. I just got done tightening the alternator belt again. I have almost bottomed out. I will try to clean the dressing off. I don't think it's the pulley being worn. It looked good to me while I was changing the belts. Wouldn't that cause it to squeak more than while starting? Thanks for your help guys. I will try everything.

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    Dave C May 11, 2010

    You may need to get an aerosol solvent to clean the belt dressing off, it's terrible noisy stuff. Chances are the alternator belt needs to be just a little tighter. You also may need to get a slightly smaller belt if the adjustment has bottomed out.

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Worn pulley on the crankshaft will cause belt to squeak.pulley has worn to a point where it become to smooth belt cant grip it while turning so it start slipping making squeaking sound.

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