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Tensioner or idler pully sound??

Hi guys, when its about 35 degrees or below, what sounds like a squeeking sound from the belt area exists. chirping sound. I have 28,000 on my 2004. Could the tensioner or other pully be shot?

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Re: Tensioner or idler pully sound??

Good chance it's going. Mine went at 40k. I started hearing a squeak and at times I would hear a slight noise like two metal parts grinding against each other.

I took the belt off and noticed a bit of play in the pulley/bearing. Replaced the tensioner assembly and the noise went away. I beleive there is a TSB on this.

OH, the new tensioner had way more tension than the original one.
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Hi guys, when its about 35 degrees or below, what sounds like a squeeking sound from the belt area exists. chirping sound. I have 28,000 on my 2004. Could the tensioner or other pully be shot?

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It might be the serpentine belt. To check, lightly spray some water on the bottom side of the belt while it is making the noise. If the noise disappears immediately, replace the belt.

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Re: Tensioner or idler pully sound??

I'm guessing the belt. Try what sudden suggests and I bet it quiets right up.

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Re: Tensioner or idler pully sound??

is it a pain to replace that belt? do you gotta take off the grille and bumper?

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Re: Tensioner or idler pully sound??

No, you don't have to remove anything but the old belt. It's a very easy swap.

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Re: Tensioner or idler pully sound??

You don't have to remove anything, just make sure you draw a diagram of how the belt is run before you remove it. I would replace the belt first to see if that remedies the noise.

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Re: Tensioner or idler pully sound??

The one around the AC compressor was the hardest one for me, but you can go at it from underneath.

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Re: Tensioner or idler pully sound??

Hey thanks guys. I am going to replace the belt first. it seems that is the best thing to do and see if there is play in the tensioner at that time.

Now, here is the question. should I get a gates belt or a goodyear gatorback belt? if you guys have any part #'s, maybe I can order one one-line and save a little.

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Re: Tensioner or idler pully sound??

Can't give you any feedback on those, but I can tell you that the OEM belt only runs about $20 bucks. Send a PM to BigBruno over on Club Titan if you're interested. He doesn't frequent this site as much as that one.

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Hey thanks guys. I am going to replace the belt first. it seems that is the best thing to do and see if there is play in the tensioner at that time.

Now, here is the question. should I get a gates belt or a goodyear gatorback belt? if you guys have any part #'s, maybe I can order one one-line and save a little.

Thanks
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It only takes a few seconds to do the water spray test, but if you insist on replacing the belt, I recommend using the Goodyear Gatorback part# 4070975. I paid $25 for it a few years ago.

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I love the Warning....You know that some moron tried it.
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Some moron still will.

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It only takes a few seconds to do the water spray test, but if you insist on replacing the belt, I recommend using the Goodyear Gatorback part# 4070975. I paid $25 for it a few years ago.
FWIW, I've also had excellent results with the Goodyear Gatorback on other vehicles... It's definitely top on my list...


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