The local garage replaced the timimg belts and accessory belts on my
Accent. One month later, I had to bring it in because there was a
squeaking sound under the hood. The mechanic simply tightened the
belts and all was well. Now another month later, the squeaking sound
is back but not as pronounced.
Is this a case that the belts are coming loose or do they stretch when
new and need re-tightening?
The alternator belt especially needs to be very tight to prevent
slipping/squealing on cold starts. New belts will stretch some and will
tend to need readjustment if the original installer didn't make them
almost excessively tight to begin with.
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