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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Are belt conditioners safe?

A service advisor at a vehicle repair shop recommended belt conditioner to help ensure longevity of rubber belts (timing, serpentine, etc.) and as a possible inexpensive fix to various engine noises. ...
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serpentine belt or alternator or battery? car keeps dying?

So I had a leak in my power steering pump and all the fluid was leaking on/near my serpentine belt and my alternator (Acura tsx 2006). I changed the seals on my ps pump and it stopped leaking. Now I'm ...
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How to replace Alternator out (2001 Nissan Sentra) [pictures inside]

I am trying to remove the Alternator on my Nissan Sentra 2001. I believe I need to take the alternator belt off. It's tightly on the pulley - see picture How to make the belt loose? I am told that ...
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The causes of a noisy serpentine (auxiliary) belt

During the last few months my car developed a not too loud, but annoying noise (squeak) coming from the auxiliary belt area. Sometimes it starts as soon as the car is started, sometimes it seems to do ...
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Squeaking when driving

I have a 99 Ford Windstar that I just bought from a friend. We had to replace the starter before driving it bc it sat for a long time. The squealing sound happens as I drive and does stop the more I ...
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Squeaky belt issues on '95 Chevy S10

I have had a loud belt squeak going on for a while now. I had the belt replaced about 6 months ago. I am able to hold a soap bar to it and it stops for my drive, as soon as I re-start car the sound ...
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New Serpentine Belt Installed, Still A Squeal

I own a Toyota Corolla 2003 CE. The engine hosts only one serpentine belt for the crankshaft pulley, the alternator pulley, the water pump pulley, the automatic tensioner pulley and the power steering ...
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2014 Chevy Cruze squeaky serpentine belt

My Cruze has a squeaky belt, noise goes away as I accelerate. All pulleys are turning. Is belt dressing a temporary fix until I get home?
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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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New serpentine belt squeals after replacement

there are two serpentine belts in my car - One is solely for the alternator, and one is for the power steering, air conditioning, water pump, etc. Just replaced both serpentine belts in my car, was ...
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Serpentine belt area covered in black gunk/grease

Recently my 2013 buick verano stopped running. It would start but there wasn't enough power going to the battery. First thing I thought was the alternator. I opened the hood to find the serpentine ...
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Can the serpentine belt change affect transmission?

I had to change serpentine belt on my road trip in "professional" service. They changed belt tensioner also. When we continued we realized that cruise control and most of A/C buttons don't work. So we ...
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Belt noise only when A/C clutch is engaged

I have a 2003 Nissan Primera 2L with what seems to be a belt noise when the A/C is turned on. The noise isn't really a typical high pitched squeal, but is very noticeable when the hood is lifted. ...
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07 Escalade - Adjust pulley alignment?

2007 Escalade 6.2L, AWD, 140k miles Is it possible to adjust the power steering pump pulley alignment (forward/back)? It's a few mm out of plane with the rest of the pulleys and tensioner, and the ...
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Can a slipping/dry serpentine cause every cylinder to misfire?

My Toyota Matrix is slightly overdue for the precautionary replacement of the serpentine belt. The belt produced not the slightest noise, and so I continued to use it. Today the temperature dropped ...
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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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Squeaking Serpentine Belt

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 ...
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Should the pulleys/tensioner be replaced with drive belts?

I know that accessory drive belts need to be changed every now and again as the rubber can dry out and crack. I'm planning to replace the accessory drive belts on my 2008 Subaru Outback as ...
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Bypass ac compressor with smaller belt

My ac compressor is shreding bits of metal.I think the bearings in the pulley is bad. Can i bypass it by buying a smaller belt and bypassing the ac pulley?
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Alternator Replaced in June and March, Today the Car Stops Idler Pulley breaks off. Is this a result?

I had my Alternator Replaced in June, then again March 20th due to an initial defective alternator. I drove 1300 miles since this was replaced and today the car starts shutting off and the power ...
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Mercedes OM602 Diesel Engine removing Compressor and installing smaller belt

A friend of mine and I have installed a 1987 Mercedes 300D OM602 motor into a 1973 Mercedes W114 220D. We had to remove the AC Compressor as it would not fit. We put in a smaller serpentine belt but ...
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Does the 95 Toyota Camry have a single belt for alternator, ac, power steering and drive?

The auto shop has offered to replace my 95 Camry's AC belt and P/S belt. I replaced the 'serpentine' belt myself (it took about five minutes) and no matter what googling I do, I can't find evidence of ...
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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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Noise coming from front of WRX engine

My car has some weird whining noise coming from the engine. It's louder when cold and the pitch changes with the RPM of the engine.
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AC belt & Serpentine belt

I had my ac belt and my serpentine belt chaged on my 2007 M35 now my car is making a horrible noise.When I start my car then after a few minutes it stop.But I notice if my ac is on it makes this noise ...
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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 ...