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Damn squeaky belts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Paxx, May 13, 2004.

  1. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    Ok all of my belts are tight yet they won't stop squeaking. What can I do to stop this? It is annoying as well as a little embarrassing at times.
     
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    Are the belts old or new? Did you get them too tight, that can also make them squeak. If all else fails, get yourself some of that anti-squeak spray...
     
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    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Soap, belt dressing. Are you sure its a belt and not something else telling you that its getting ready to go? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  4. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    so for the soap just take some dishsoap and apply it to the belt?

    and yes the belts are kinda old but they are in good condition.
     
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    so for the soap just take some dishsoap and apply it to the belt?

    and yes the belts are kinda old but they are in good condition.

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    not dish soap but a bar of soap run it along the belt with the motor running
     
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    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    What Mudhog said.

    Are the belts tight or too tight?
     
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    If your belts were loose then they may be glazed (smooth and shiney) where they meet your pully.

    What I do is take a little dab of toothpaste (something gritty like Crest or Colgate) and put some on each side of the belt in a few places with the engine off. You can tell if you put too much on because it will get flung all over the place when you start it up /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif. When you start your engine it will get distributed around the belt and the grit will rub the glazed part off.

    TADA ... no more squeaky belts. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif


    This will work most of the time but once your belts get abused it's time to get some new ones. Keep those old ones as spares. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Toothpaste, huh? I bet that's like the 50th application for that dental hygiene product on a vehicle. Who thinks of these things?

    Good luck to y'all in the future. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Allan
     
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    Probably some water and baking soda, to make into a paste, hell, baking soda is used for EVERYTHING ELSE !!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I bet valve grinding compound would work better.

    I'd replace the belt though. I just replaced my p/s belt last weekend because my belt was glazed and I couldn't get it to stop slipping. It's amazing how well my power steering works now.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Mudhog, Goober....I am impressed. Nice! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    cool i'll give it a shot, thnx guys /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I'd just replace the belt too, but then i'd go a step further and instal a serpentine setup, much nicer setup, no squeaking, no slippage especially when divine into a pond or puddle,,, /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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