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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-22-05, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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Squealing fan belt

Hey everyone

Just got the EB falcon off my brother and it has a problem when it starts up. It just starts squeling under the hood. It keeps this up until you have been driving for 5mins. What is the solution to this? is this affecting vehicles performance/life?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-22-05, 07:06 AM
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Get it as tight as you can..Often the gears wearout that tightens these belts..Try a lever...

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Re: Squealing fan belt

Buy a new one for $20 bucks. You can tighten it but it might wear the alternator bearing out. You can use Belt Grip or CRC but the salesman advised me not to use it and to just buy a new belt. They usually last about 1-3 years hence the warranty on them.

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HOW CAN U STAND THAT EVERY DAY FOR THAT LONG :(
same sa the other posters , check ur belt make it tight, figour out whitch belt it is, look for cracks or major where.
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HOW CAN U STAND THAT EVERY DAY FOR THAT LONG :(
same sa the other posters , check ur belt make it tight, figour out whitch belt it is, look for cracks or major where.
also check idler pulley bearings are ok,feel them with the belt off,also tighten these belts a little more than normal,and reajust after a week if possible they stretch
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