Re: Belt squeal / problem gone.
Squeal completely gone.
I looked everywhere for a new pully and finally found a used one at an Auto A/C shop that had an old FS10 compressor. They sold me the old pully, clutch, and coil for 40.00. I went home and cleaned with wire wheel and WD-40, wiped down and blew off debris. I put on the pully and clutch as they looked better than mine and tried the different spacers to get clearance from the clutch plate to the pully. About a 20 min. job including the cleaning. I drove over 1200 miles Houston to FLorida and no squeal quiet as a mouse/ less the squeal.
I could have gone to the junk yard and found one for probably less but didn't have the time. We have 2 junk yards in town where you remove the part and I have saved a lot of money getting my mechanical parts there.
I spent 150.00 alternator, Idler pully 38.00, tensioner idler 48.00, belt 37.00 and finally the clutch pully that did the trick 40.00. $313.00. I keep telling myself at least all the parts are new and I dont have to worry about them again but it would have been a lot cheaper if I could have found this post first.