Replaced belt tensioner within teh last year. It did not fix the squel...
through a lot fo troubleshooting and some just luck.. I seen after washing
the engine capartment out thet the squel went away. I initially thought that
the belts must have been dirty. Well I seen what I think to be the cause.
When I stoped at home I left it running because the squel had returned. I
opend the hood and while I was observing I seen the tensioner go to the
loose side about 1/8 to 1/4 inch and walla the squel stopped. This was an
autozone part. Should I replace the tensioner again with a better quality
part? The belt was also new at the replacement last time.
Thanks for any help.
Ever look at your watch then look away again and you don't know what time it
If you no you have a tensioner problem then you will have to replace it. I
use only Mopar parts. The squealing went away because the water lubed the
belt. The belt normally squeals because it hits the side of the P/S pump
pulley rather then running on the pulling straight
Hello Glenn! I have used your advice before. I looked at the venicle
some more yesterday. I can see the tensioner is sittinf with a slight
angle to teh belt. This I am assumming is not correct and if the pully
was straight the squelling perhaps would not be happening? I think my
next step is to go get dealer part.
I appreciate your help as I did before on other issues. I will let
you know what the new part looks like after installed.
Well replaced with the mopar part.... $75. It seemded better but
still had squel some. So took belt back off and and scrubed
everything... all the pullies and the belt as well. Cleaned it all up
and runs quite again. I see that the pully for the power steering
pump is a (plastic) nylon material. I do believe that is what was
making all the noise.Well I wonder if it was just the cleaning that
was needed. But regardless no looking back I am so happy it runs quite
again. Thanks for your tips!
By the way I need a vent window motor for the left hand side. What
does an expert call this? I have the old one removed in my hand...
there are many numbers on it.. which one os part number....
If the noise was still there when you put the new elt on, it will come
back. If this vehicle ever had a P/S pump replaced there is a good chance
that the pulley may not be on far enough or on to far causing this.
Its called a vent motor. those numbers are no good and expect to pay about
$90 for the part
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