Squealing Belt!

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  1. seismic

    seismic New Member

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    I know this isn't an automotive repair forum, but my problem was caused by detailing so I thought maybe one of you guys have run into this before.

    I detailed my engine bay with purple power and managed to get some on my belt pulleys. Now my belts squeal!

    Is there a product that will get rid of the squeal? Has anybody had this happen before?

    I replaced the belts like 3-4 days before I did this, so I know it's not that the belts are wearing out.
     
  2. seismic

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    Details, just in case: The car squeals on startup, squeals when I start the A/C, and I've also heard it squeal on hard shifts; during high acceleration.

    I'm going to check if they went loose, too.

    I just find it hard to believe they got loose 4 days after putting them on, the day after I sprayed purple power everywhere in my engine bay.
     
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    Did you check your belt tensioner?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    If the tensioner is good, coat the belts in candle wax.
     
  6. seismic

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    Inside (ribbed side) of belt? I'm assuming yes, but I figured I'd be clear. :o

    I have not checked the belt tensioner. I honestly don't know where that is. Time to break out the service manual again. :hs:
     
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    If the belt is slightly glazed, put some comet cleanser on the belt liberally. The abrasive in the comet will take care of the glaze and should end your squeal. Make sure the engine is off when you do this btw.
     
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    Yes, the ribbed side. Start the engine, and VERY CAREFULLY with a FIRM GRIP hold the candle to the ribbed side MOMENTARILY. It works better than belt dressing, and is WAAAAY less messy.

    Legal stuff: If you do this and wind up losing a hand in the process I am NOT liable. You perform this at your own risk. One wrong move could mean loss of limbs, so, perform the aforementioned technique at your own risk. Again...IF YOU DO THIS WRONG YOU MAY/WILL LOSE A HAND!!
     
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    :rofl: @ the disclaimer
     
  10. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

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    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    :bowdown: I use a TON of that stuff.... works great for me.
     
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    dot. i'm not a fan of risking losing appendages.
     
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    If it's a serpentine, how expensive could it be to just replace the belt?
     
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    Too messy and doesn't last as long. As long as you're not a complete retard you can do the candle wax without losing a hand. Of course, I out the disclaimer on my previous post because the world is rapidly gaining a disproportionate amount of retards lately, so I gotta cover my ass.
     
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    white lithium grease, plus belts usually squeal for a few seconds after detailing.
     
  16. JRock10

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    i'll fuck you up, son
     
  17. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

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    On a ferrari?
     
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    WTF are you saying, Ferrari serpentine belts are made of hand woven silk? A rubber serpentine belt is a rubber serpentine belt -- just find out how wide it is (how many ribs) and how long, and you're good to go.
     
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    That was a generalization son, learn to recognize. If I was gonna call you a retard it would have read something like this:

    Unless you're a fucking retard like JRock10, you can do the candle wax without losing a hand.

    But I didn't say that, now did I?
     
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    But then it wouldn't be OEM, and it would make the value of the car drop by 90%. If you need a new belt for a Ferrari, you need to order it from Maranello direct. Their belts are made from the rinds of perfectly aged Mozzarella mixed with the corks from the finest vintage vino money can buy.
     
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  22. seismic

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    How'd you guys know I drove a Ferrari?

    I just replaced all three of the belts, so it can't be that they're in need of replacement. Loose or not-greased is my guess, but I have just been too busy to take care of it the past few days. I just start my car up when nobody's watching... :o
     
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    Ever heard of Carbon Fiber? Thats right... FERRARI!!!!!!!!
     
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    More than you can afford pal
     
  25. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    :rofl:

    I hope for your sake you're not serious.
     

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