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Old 07-19-2009, 12:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy Belt squeel sound?

At start up today with a/c on i heard a squeeling noise from under my hood. It looks like the timing belt that's spinning is stuck in a way where it makes the squeaking noises. What can i do to fix this? Is this common ? Or should i replace a whole new belt, or is there anything i can spray to stop the noise?
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:53 AM   #2
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This noise is coming from behind the black timing belt cover? Might be a tensioner going out
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:56 AM   #3
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I am having a similar problem/sound but its only after the car has been sitting for a good 5 or 6 hours. The squeak is only when I first start the car, and lasts for about 2 minutes and then goes away.

Any Idea?
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:02 AM   #4
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I am having a similar problem/sound but its only after the car has been sitting for a good 5 or 6 hours. The squeak is only when I first start the car, and lasts for about 2 minutes and then goes away.

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Yes, find what's squeaking and that's your problem. How hard is that?
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:04 AM   #5
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well that happned to my car alot too .....it was serpintine belt i just got belt dressing and sprayed all the pullys and both visible belts and its all gone now
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:18 AM   #6
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Timing belt don't make squeacking noise due to its teeth pattern.
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:23 AM   #7
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I think the OP meant the alternator "timing belt"
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:29 AM   #8
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Take the belt of, degrease it, degrease the pulley's, clean then, and reinstall the belts and tighten the belt to spec.
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:45 AM   #9
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Take the belt of, degrease it, degrease the pulley's, clean then, and reinstall the belts and tighten the belt to spec.

you have a point. but instead of reinstalling it op should just buy a new one. it should not be that expensive and it sure will give you peace of mind.
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:28 AM   #10
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I was told that the timing belt probably wasn't the part that was squeaking if it has anything to do with a timing belt. I was told that there is an idler pulley that is notorious for going bad.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:15 AM   #11
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I just replaced both of my belts due to a squeel noise and now its gone. Took me 3 times to find the right belt from Advance but I got the right ones now
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:13 AM   #12
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yeah i changed the belts on mine and it stopped now i have to make the time to tighten them up a little bit because it started to come back after a couple of months
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:00 AM   #13
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where should i get new belts? does it matter what kind i get?
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:23 PM   #14
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i got mine from autozone. But any autoparts store should carry them. They are cheap. I bought the gator belt i can't remember what company makes it but it seems to do pretty good.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:06 PM   #15
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get gates belt, they are good
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:02 PM   #16
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Take the belt of, degrease it, degrease the pulley's, clean then, and reinstall the belts and tighten the belt to spec.
What do you use to degrease them? Would WD-40 work? Or not a good idea?
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:04 PM   #17
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What do you use to degrease them? Would WD-40 work? Or not a good idea?
WD-40 is a lubricant
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:22 PM   #18
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i got mine from autozone. But any autoparts store should carry them. They are cheap. I bought the gator belt i can't remember what company makes it but it seems to do pretty good.
I replaced my ps/alternator belt with a Gatorback belt this weekend after mine broke. Solid belt made by Goodyear, and has "NASCAR" technology! Pretty solid looking belt and perfect fitment.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:47 PM   #19
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At start up today with a/c on i heard a squeeling noise from under my hood. It looks like the timing belt that's spinning is stuck in a way where it makes the squeaking noises. What can i do to fix this? Is this common ? Or should i replace a whole new belt, or is there anything i can spray to stop the noise?
I had a similar problem a couple weeks ago with my '03 WRX. For me it was the AC Tensioner Pulley.

See this post, I have a picture of what it looked like:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1794258
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:48 PM   #20
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It sounds like I need better belts.
a little over a year ago I replaced all my belts. everything was fine, untill the weather got cold in SOCal, my belts started squeeling like crazy, I had my mechanic take a look it. he thighten up the belts, they where better but still squeeling. about 8 months ago I moved to Northen Cali, I asked my mechanic in socal to do some maintance along with replaceing the belts, he replaced the belts free of charge. he did this before I moved
everything was fine, until the weather changed and it got colder. now my belts are squeeling a lot.
and it will be a long drive for me to ask him to replace my belts. but wanted to know what worked for most of you.
I have an 02 wrx.

The squeeling increases when its cold and i am turgning the wheels, I can also feel a lag on my steeirng when I turn at slow speeds <5mph, and it's cold.


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Old 03-16-2011, 04:54 PM   #21
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Timing belt don't make squeacking noise due to its teeth pattern.
Uh, there's a tensioner, 4 idlers and a water pump running on the outside of the timing belt without teeth. It definitely CAN squeak.

But no, this guy's timing belt isn't squeaking. The AC belt is.

@Sworks, try bleeing the power steering pump. Entirely possible your belts aren't the squeak.

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@Sworks, try bleeing the power steering pump. Entirely possible your belts aren't the squeak.
tried the power steering pump. didn't help.
thanks, anythng else i should be trying?
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:40 PM   #23
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Maybe you DO just have bad luck with belts.. I'd replace it myself instead of taking it to a mechanic though. Just need a ratchet and a 12mm (er, 14mm?) socket, 4 bolts.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:10 PM   #24
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If the belt has been squeeling long enough it's pretty much done. The surface that goes to the pulleys is probably worn smooth. The friction created when it slips will cause the surface to get slick and you won't be able to get it to completely stop slipping even with tightening more. What's a basic belt cost, like $10? Just take a few minutes and replace them both, and while you're at it replace the A/C tensioner pulley if it hasn't been replaced.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:37 PM   #25
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If you want to be cheap buy belt dressing. It's pretty cheap and you spray it on the belt to make it quiet.
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