Questions tagged [serpentine-belt]

A serpentine belt is a belt used to drive peripheral devices in an automotive engine. Devices may include an alternator, power steering pump, water pump, air conditioning compressor, air pump, etc.

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My 1995 saturn keeps throwing belts

My 1995 Saturn keeps throwing the serpentine belt. There is no damage to the belt and no squeal. The tensioner seems to keep the belt tight prior to starting, but as soon as I crank the engine the ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Belt Squeal/Chirp

I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi with 4WD. For over a year, I have been trying to get rid of the belt squeal/chirp. I say both because I have experienced both the squeal and the chirp. This all ...
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09 Nissan Cube Drive Belt Tensioner Rattles While Sitting

A week or so ago I noticed that when I put my Cube in reverse, or drive, and don't move, the drive belt tensioner seems to rattle/oscillate loudly. The sound will disappear as soon as a load is put ...
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New alternator whining?

I have a concern about a new alternator I put on my 02 echo, again it too does not have a tensioner. Belt tension is created by pivoting the alternator away from the engine. This was the first time ...
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2006 Chevy Cobalt AC pulley seized?

In my 2006 Chevy Cobalt 2.2liter Ecotech, the serpentine belt broke. I went out and bought a new one and didn't check the pulleys prior to putting the new one on. I haven't changed the belt before and ...
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BMW e46 328i pulley noise?

I have a 2000 BMW e46 328i (automatic). Recently, it has started making a noise when in drive or reverse, but not in neutral or park. It seemed to only do this when cold but now seems to do it all the ...
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New serpentine belt makes noise and lifts

1994 Chevy K1500 4x4 - So I changed my serpentine belt but when I start it it has a clicking sound. when I look in the engine bay the belt on the harmonic balancer is lifting up on the side how can I ...
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How sensitive is a timing belt or serpentine belt to getting a little oil on it?

Every once in a while, a drop of motor oil will get on the timing belt or serpentine belt when adding motor oil. Is it a good idea to wipe it off right away? If so, even after wiping it off, some ...