I have a 2001 Ford Taurus, About 6 months ago the serpentine belt start
squealing. si I replaced it. Last week the thermostat stuck closed and
the car ran very hot, now the belt is making same noise. My question
is, did the belt get so hot it got soft and is now ruined, or could it
be the pulleys are now warped?
After it's nice and clean, a good squirt of Silicone spray will keep it
quiet, too. I know it sounds odd to put lube on a belt but the flat
serpentine belts are different. I've been doing it for years.
The best way I found sofar is using a little steel/copper brush, hold it on
the grooved part of the belt while running idle and clean all dirt off
It will make it go away for a longer time then the squirt on stuff
Offcourse be VERY CAREFUL while doing this
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