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Belt Squealing on 2004 Chrysler Pacifica

I have a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica and the belt is squealing away, they car has 50k on it and I purchased it used, I tried belt dressing and still is squealing, I am unaware of how old the belt is but on visual inspection there are no cracks within the belt itself along the groves, I did read somewhere the 2004's had problems with squealing belts if thats the case does anyone know the fix? As well should I just try replacing the belt first as I am unaware of how old the belt itself is and then go from there... it it isn't a new belt is what it needs to fix the problem could it possibly be a bad tensioner pully??? Thanks to all who answer

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  • atingle Dec 17, 2008

    I have the same problem on a 2005 Pacifica. I am getting ready to replace the belts but was wondering if it is a bad tensioner pulley. I need some help

  • atingle Dec 31, 2008

    I have the same problem except I have 2005 Pacifica 3.8 Engine. I had the belt replaced last week but the noise has returned and the service engine light keeps coming on and then off.

  • atingle May 11, 2010

    I had the serptine belt replaced on 2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.8 FWD and week later the noise is back. Can this problem be pulley tensioner . I want to solve this problem. The sevice engine light keeps coming on and off etc. Do I need to replace the egr ?

  • atingle May 11, 2010

    I had a mechanic check it out he diagnoised it as a belt. Thanks for your help.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Car place now says I need tension pulley replaced. Can this happen. No problems before this and belt and pulley have been relaxed within last 8months

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I would try replacing the belt first because it is a cheaper fix. Are you certain it is the belt? Have a mechanic check your alternator. It could be that actually making the noise. I had a vehicle that made noises and it turned out to be a water pump going bad. I hate car problems!

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