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Old 12-29-2005, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
Tony Johnson
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Noisy Serpentine Belt

I have a 2001 Ford Taurus, About 6 months ago the serpentine belt start
squealing. si I replaced it. Last week the thermostat stuck closed and
the car ran very hot, now the belt is making same noise. My question
is, did the belt get so hot it got soft and is now ruined, or could it
be the pulleys are now warped?


Tony

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Old 12-29-2005, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
ShoeSaleman
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Re: Noisy Serpentine Belt

Tony Johnson wrote:
> I have a 2001 Ford Taurus, About 6 months ago the serpentine belt start
> squealing. si I replaced it. Last week the thermostat stuck closed and
> the car ran very hot, now the belt is making same noise. My question
> is, did the belt get so hot it got soft and is now ruined, or could it
> be the pulleys are now warped?
>
>
> Tony
>

Most likely neither. It probably got coolant on the belt. That will make
them squeal every time. You can hose it off real good and it will
eventually go away.
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Old 12-30-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
Tony Johnson
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Re: Noisy Serpentine Belt

Ahhh, never even thought of that but you are right, it pushed most of
the coolant out when it started making noise. I will take it to a car
wash and hose it off!

Thanks

T

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Old 12-31-2005, 04:01   #4 (permalink)
Paul of Dayon
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Re: Noisy Serpentine Belt

After it's nice and clean, a good squirt of Silicone spray will keep it
quiet, too. I know it sounds odd to put lube on a belt but the flat
serpentine belts are different. I've been doing it for years.

PoD



"Tony Johnson" <t.johnson1965@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Ahhh, never even thought of that but you are right, it pushed most of
> the coolant out when it started making noise. I will take it to a car
> wash and hose it off!
>
> Thanks
>
> T
>



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Old 01-01-2006, 11:01   #5 (permalink)
johanb
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Re: Noisy Serpentine Belt

The best way I found sofar is using a little steel/copper brush, hold it on
the grooved part of the belt while running idle and clean all dirt off

It will make it go away for a longer time then the squirt on stuff

Offcourse be VERY CAREFUL while doing this


"Tony Johnson" <t.johnson1965@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1135880106.754436.312850@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I have a 2001 Ford Taurus, About 6 months ago the serpentine belt start
> squealing. si I replaced it. Last week the thermostat stuck closed and
> the car ran very hot, now the belt is making same noise. My question
> is, did the belt get so hot it got soft and is now ruined, or could it
> be the pulleys are now warped?
>
>
> Tony
>



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