Goodyear belt

Last week I installed a new Goodyear Gator belt on my 98 GMC Jimmy. I did this not only because it was looking like a new one was needed but I wanted
get any repairs out of the way before I had rotator cuff surgey. I replaced it the day before surgery and it started to make belt squeal . It did it went I turned the wheel. I thought it was the power streeing pump but did not have time to mess with it.
Today I took it to a shop because I can not do anything with my arm for a couple months. They charged me $44.00 to install a new belt. I was told Goodyear belts are having problems with that. I took the belt back to Autozone and they too said allot have come back with squeal problems. I did get a full refund but still had to pay for someone else to install it.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Well, $44 doesn't sound too bad for the belt and labor to install it.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I agree $44 was not that much, I did the repair one week before and the cost of the belt was $26. My problem is I just changed it a week ago before surgery and now due to a defective belt I had to pay someone to make this simple repair. I even had changed the tension pully at the same time.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
A bummer for sure. S*** happens sometimes though.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I like the Gators that I put in the GA and GP.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Tim wrote:

I've installed a couple of Gator belts on different vehicles and have been completely happy with them. Quitest belts I ever used. I wonder if Goodyear has some bad batches out there????
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.