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Old 12-30-2003, 11:35   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2003 Ranger with less than 6,000 miles on it and when it rains, my belts squeak like crazy. After I drive the truck for awhile, no noise. I drove a 2001 Ranger for two years and never had this problem. Should I put some dressing on the belts or take it in for service?

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Its most proably loose or starting to wear can you see any type of Cracks in the belt. If so its probably a good time to replace. You could also try some dry lube or something similar or some belt spray, but I think that will only mask the problem not fix it.

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Re: Squeaky Belts..ugghhhh!!

most likely the belts are getting water on them
they often slip and squeal when wet
that would be my pick
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Re: Squeaky Belts..ugghhhh!!

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Its most proably loose or starting to wear can you see any type of Cracks in the belt. If so its probably a good time to replace. You could also try some dry lube or something similar or some belt spray, but I think that will only mask the problem not fix it.

Let me know how you go
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Thanks! I didn't notice any cracks. Wouldn't it be odd for belts to go bad only after 5,000+ miles? I had the same problem with my Probe but it was 4 years old with about 50,000 miles.
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most likely the belts are getting water on them
they often slip and squeal when wet
that would be my pick
yeah, that's probably it. It only makes noise when it's wet outside.
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Re: Squeaky Belts..ugghhhh!!

Make sure you have the inner fender mud guards above the control arm. Some people on the other Ranger boards have been saying that newer trucks were coming without them or at least one was missing.
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Re: Squeaky Belts..ugghhhh!!

u mite like to try a product BELT GRIP ,in a spray can its good stuff
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Re: Squeaky Belts..ugghhhh!!

You might try rubbing wax on them, we had a simlular problem on a van and that seemed to help a bit.
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Re: Squeaky Belts..ugghhhh!!

I'm a buddy of Christian's -- That old van screeched something horrible!

We put some candle wax on the belts so the school could use the van for some sort of game they were gonna be playing that night. Nothing beats replacing the belts though, also make sure that your tensions are good as well, having your belts too loose will cause them to squeal
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