I had a slightly squeaking serpentine belt, so I sprayed just a fast squirt of liquid wrench on the grooved side and it got real loud. I let it run for a few minutes and it still is loud. How do I clean this off and start over?

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    Could you check your CAPS key please?
    – Solar Mike
    Feb 23, 2019 at 17:18
  • Candle wax makes a good temporary belt lube. Jul 23, 2019 at 19:22

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Do the following:

  1. Go down to your local parts store and purchase a new serpentine belt and a can of carb cleaner (or brake clean).
  2. Take the old belt off and throw it in the garbage. It's useless now that it has a lubricant sprayed on it.
  3. Take the carb cleaner and some paper towels and thoroughly clean all of the pulleys where the belt made contact.
  4. Install the new belt.
  5. Call it a day.

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