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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 10:03:46 -0500
From: KeithG <>
Subject: Re: 9000 with squeaking belt

#1 if you replace the belt, replace the idler pulleys (both of them). The squeaking may be the idler pulley... If it is the original belt, it probably needs replacement. Inspect the operation of the belt and tensioner from start up. If it moves around a lot, you will need to replace the tensioner. If it is smooth and controlled during a start up event and while running, the tensioner should be left alone. I have done this 3 times on 3 different cars. The idlers seem to last about 60-80kmi from my experience. KeithG Charles Christacopoulos wrote: > Hi, > > First real cold weather (freezing temperatures) and when starting the > car the (serpentine) belt squeaks. Year is 1997 and miles 79k. With > the present squeak that goes away reasonably quickly how long have I got > before it packs up? Do I get 500-700 miles out of it? > > Am right in thinking that the tensioner should be replaced as a matter > of course if the belt is to be replaced? > > Regards > Charles > >

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