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Squeaky noise from belts.

My 2005 Pathfinder makes a squeaky noise and now it will not stop. The noise would stop once I drove it for a while but now it seems to be squeakier.

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  • atlavelle Oct 24, 2008

    I have a noise around the fly wheel area or belts. It stops after awhile but if im turning then it sometimes starts back up. Please advise.

  • dalelturner Jan 23, 2009

    I also have a squeaky belt but goes away once warmed up. Could not tell if it came from alternator, power steering pump or from belt tensioner.

  • Pathfinder23 Feb 11, 2009

    I have this same issue with my 2005 Pathfinder.  It's embarrassing, certainly not what you would expect on a $30,000+ truck.  A couple weeks ago I had the belt replaced, but now I hear a screech when I start the engine, which then quiets down a bit once the truck is engaged for a minute.  I've tried a belt spray and that did nothing to help, in fact right after I sprayed the screeching turned to screaming for a couple minutes.  I know very little about the mechanics, but it sounds as if the wheels turning the belt need to be lubricated.

  • wigga2u Apr 21, 2009

    Wife's 05 same problem, had the new tensioner and new belt put on under warranty. Problem return 5 month latr, just changed out the tensioner wheel- still doing it. Note the happens in damp,wet weather-same with brake.

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Nissan has an updated belt tensioner and it will also get a new belt.

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Our pathfindera was doing the same thing, if your talking about squeeking coming from the engine. I changed the belt tensioner and bought a new belt. i ended up just changing the tensioner and kept my old belt on it. The noise went away. The mechanic at the shop could not pin point the problem but he said it was a common problem with the new pathfinder. he said they usually change the belt and tensioner and if that doesn't solve the problem they adjust the pullies for the belt.

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Where is the sound coming from?

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  • jb7079 Jul 08, 2008

    Sorry. I should be more specific. Is the noise coming from the front or rear of the vehicle? Is it accompanied by a shaking in the steering? Does it start when you start vehicle or when you put it in gear and start to drive?

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