I was getting a chirping sound under the car, especially when the engine was
cold. I took it to the dealer and they replaced the "Tensioners." They
wanted to replace the belts (2 belts?). Being that the belts were'nt covered
I told them to try replacing just the Tensioners. The was no squeaking for a
fews day but now it's coming back slightly. Do you think that replacing the
belts would stop the noise?
Very well could. If they have been squeaking or squealing they could be
from the friction and never be able to get a good grip on the pulleys.
Just one of those things you have to try.. (read, spend money) LOL :-)
Stephen Horrillo wrote:
It's not squealing like the belt is slipping. It's sounds more like a
cricket. They told me the belts were still good but they couldn't guarantee
the sound would stop if I didn't buy new belts. Like I said, it was silent
for a few days. I'ts much less now and goes away when the engine warms up.
I had a similar problem when my 99 Vete was about 2 years old. The dealer
said that the alternator was bad, and it was replaced under factory warranty.
I bet the actual problem was only the pulley as was mentioned.
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I know what your describing, just one of those dang frustrating things
you have to throw money at til it's gone. arrrgh hehehehe
Are their any tiny cracks alone the grooves on the pulley side of the belt?
If you can get it to bend in the opposite direction from how it runs you
be able to see them if they are there. If they show, at least you won't
wasting money to try and replace the belt.
Take your car to the gas station around the corner and make friends with the
mechanic. Or better yet learn to do it yourself. Replacing belts is such a
piece of cake that you'll be mad at yourself if you pay somebody $50 for the
labor to do it. (Esp when there are 2 involved). Most of the time it's just
the first belt that I've heard people complain about. Don't hear much about
the a/c belt squeaking-chirping-whatever.
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