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SQUEEEEEEK, SQUEEEEEK...so embarassing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jakeslim, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. jakeslim

    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

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    Is it just me or are most of us plagued with the squeeking belts (steering). Just damn embarassing. It will even squeek just idling sometimes... /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    tighten belts, pump fluid, etc. Is this normal. I am talking about stock setups only (steering box & pump)no steering rams etc.
     
  2. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    Replace the belts!!! They are CHEAP..one a belt squeaks once, it starts to glaze over and will only get worse and worse...And when you take the belt off, run some #180 sandpaper in the pulleys to remove any glaze on them...


    even if a belt looks good, replace it...That is one thing ilike about serpintine on my 454, it never squeaks...

    Chris
     
  3. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    Not to hijack your post but just noticed today. I think my fan clutch is bad so it may be problem. Whenever I hit the gas, i get a squeel and it lasts until i let off the gas, or atleast back off to a sane level. Its comin from the front of the motor, any ideas? Does a fan clutch gone bad squeel as it tries to unlock?
     
  4. shane74

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Replace the belts!!! They are CHEAP..one a belt squeaks once, it starts to glaze over and will only get worse and worse...And when you take the belt off, run some #180 sandpaper in the pulleys to remove any glaze on them...

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    Yup. what he said! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. jakeslim

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    Done deal! thanks. good buy squeeks.
     
  6. NerdBoy

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    I have always had good luck with using belt dressing.
     

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