Question about 2001 Chevrolet Tracker
I just replaced both belts the power steering idler pulley on our 01 tracker/2.5 v6. It still squeals when the ac is turned on. The compressor is not seized up either. The ac works fine. Maybe the belt is too tight.
The belt typically won't squeal when too tight, it will just put more wear and tear on the components. I would recommend removing the belt, and cleaning the pulley with brake parts cleaner and a tooth brush. There is probably some sort of residue on the pulley, which is allowing the belt to slip when the a/c clutch engages. If this doesn't help, make sure all of your pulleys are aligned. Use a long straight edge to check their alignment with each other. If they aren't close to perfectly straight, it will cause the belt to ride funny and squeal when the a/c clutch engages.
Posted on May 28, 2009
Went through this with my tracker 2.5....look for the shiny pulley this is the one causing the problem, also if you can't get the belt over the tensioner pulley,the belts not the right one...even if the part store says it is.....go a size up
Posted on Dec 14, 2014
Remove the belt and check all the pulleys. If any have slight roughness when turned or feel a bit loose, they can be very noisy under load. Any pulleys with glazed surfaces can also be noisy. You can also listen carefully to get some idea of the actual location of the noise by being there with the hood open when it is happening. Usually a belt will slip and be noisy only when it is not tight enough, but overtightening on a pulley with a bearing problem will cause it to make more noise.
Posted on May 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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