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#1 (permalink) Old 08-31-2007, 08:02 AM
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When to change fan / serpentine belt?

Howdy friends. How often should you change your serpentine belt? It used to be "every 2 years or 24K miles" was the rule to follow. I have an '05 with just under 20K on it, so I am at the 2 year mark.

I can pick up a new Goodyear Gatorback belt from Checker for about $30:
http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...Number=4070970


I found some nice info from the service manuals in this thread on how to change it:
Help on replacing drive belt?

Let me know and thanks!

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Re: When to change fan / serpentine belt?

its funny you posted in my thread yet, you did not read it obviousley. the manuel states at the 90k mark.


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Re: When to change fan / serpentine belt?

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its funny you posted in my thread yet, you did not read it obviousley. the manuel states at the 90k mark.
Yeah, misssed that part of your conversation in your other thread cause by then it was out of context and more about how your truck was doing at 100K+ miles. Sorry.

I like to get others' feedback because even though the manual states 90K for the belt, that isn't always the best rule to follow, i.e. the manual for a lot of vehicles state to change the oil at 7500 miles too. I do 3 months/3K miles religiously. 7500 miles is too long to wait, imo.

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Yeah, misssed that part of your conversation in your other thread cause by then it was out of context and more about how your truck was doing at 100K+ miles. Sorry.

I like to get others' feedback because even though the manual states 90K for the belt, that isn't always the best rule to follow, i.e. the manual for a lot of vehicles state to change the oil at 7500 miles too. I do 3 months/3K miles religiously. 7500 miles is too long to wait, imo.

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ok, then I think you should change yours every 25k? if it aint broke dont fix it right? mine starting squealing.


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Re: When to change fan / serpentine belt?

i have 49k on it and i went to the dealer and they said they usually replace them at like 35k but if the manual says 90k whats going on? when did you change yours? also my oil pressure gauge is real high when it first start it and when i hit the gas it goes up all the way any suggestions
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Re: When to change fan / serpentine belt?

Just wait till it either starts squealing or develops cracks in the ribs. Look for the cracks on the belt where it goes over a tensioner pulley or another pulley that presses on the back side of hte belt so the ribs are visible.

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Re: When to change fan / serpentine belt?

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i have 49k on it and i went to the dealer and they said they usually replace them at like 35k but if the manual says 90k whats going on? when did you change yours? also my oil pressure gauge is real high when it first start it and when i hit the gas it goes up all the way any suggestions
When you went into the dealer, did they tell you to get yours replaced?

As for the oil, on cold start up, it is normal for the oil pressure guage to go higher than "normal" operating temperature. This will also be the case during throttle-up while the engine is still cold. The oil is thicker when cold.

When the engine warms, the oil thins so there is less fluctuation in the guage.

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they wanted like $300 fo change all three belts and they didn't look at it but they said itwas about time to change mine. does aNYONE KNOW THEY APPROX COST OR ARE THEY HARD TO REPLACE? GOOD BRANDS? I HAVE AN EXTENDED WARRANTY BUT IT DOESN'T COVER IT. THANKS GUYS FOR THE INFO. ANYONE KNOW OF ANYONE IN PHX FOR GOOD SERVICE?
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they wanted like $300 fo change all three belts and they didn't look at it but they said itwas about time to change mine. does aNYONE KNOW THEY APPROX COST OR ARE THEY HARD TO REPLACE? GOOD BRANDS? I HAVE AN EXTENDED WARRANTY BUT IT DOESN'T COVER IT. THANKS GUYS FOR THE INFO. ANYONE KNOW OF ANYONE IN PHX FOR GOOD SERVICE?
See my original post at the beginning of this thread for your answers.

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It Is Squeling Very Little On Start Up Should I Throw Some Dish Soap On It. Doesn't That Work?
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It Is Squeling Very Little On Start Up Should I Throw Some Dish Soap On It. Doesn't That Work?
From my experience, bar soap works for a short time, but I had a mix of stuff that would work great. It was a mix of 30wt engine oil, atf, and solvent to thin it out.

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Cool Thanks Ill Give It A Try.
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all three belts

Three Belts????


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Re: When to change fan / serpentine belt?

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they wanted like $300 fo change all three belts
Three belts? Mine has one. The belt takes about 20 minutes to change and 10 minutes of that is getting my fat butt to the tool box to get my tools out.

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