|For those of you with the truck. I just hit 100k and for about the past 10-15k My belt squeaks and chirps like crazy on the damp mornings. Run it for a while and it goes away, but even while I was out in CO it was chirping/squaking like crazy at the start-ups out of a covered garage. I just replaced the belt about 5k ago thinking that was the issue, but still same squeak/annoying click. Sounds like it is coming from belt anyways. I did the belt dressing spray thing still no help. WAs wondering if maybe I should replace the tensioner? That something that usually goes about now? Usually dumped my trucks every 2 years as I use them for what they are designed for......DRIVIN..... so really never had to deal with long term stuff, but now.......Well me no longer being Mr. Bachelour and putting 2 princesses through school its time to make this one last. |
Think I should do a fuel system clean out from a shop to tackle the injectors and what not as well? Was toying with the idea.
|Its the larger idler pulley, just below the power steering pump. My 02 truck did it, my dad's yukon and my wife's 04 does it also. Only when its just a tad chili or a damp morning. |
I just had to replace the one on my 98 T/A b/c it was doing. Takes all of 5 minutes to do.
|Check the tensioner and the alignment of all the |
pulleys. Have you changed any pulleys or water pump? look at the way the belt runs trough all the pulleys make sure its tracking correctly.
|yep you have a bearing going out. i would change the idler and tensioner. pretty commmon |
(Message edited by kko13 on March 06, 2009)
|Havent changed any of the pulleys.........just the belt. Allignment looks good and noo spots with any out of the ordinary wear. |
Well thanks for the info. With both those things it shouldn't be a hard change and those parts are relatively inexpensive. Thanks again for the help so far.
|yep, agree with kevin, go ahead and replace the idler pulley and the tensioner pulley, cheap and easy to do. if that doesn't do it might be the water pump. gluck.|
|you will know just pull the belt of spin/feal the pulleys you will know wich one is causing the noise. but i always replace them both when its apart especially with a 100k on them. |
(Message edited by kko13 on March 07, 2009)
|How about the a/c belt, did you change that one as well?|
|i guess i need to change mine as well. 02 with 125k and it does the same when it is cold!|
|Did all of the tensioners and the idler pulley. Simple 1.5hr job. I decided to replace the whole tension mechanisims rather than the just the pulleys. Might have been overkill, but what the heck it was apart. I think the main culprit was the AC Tensioner. That bearing was gone. So far so good with 4days on it. |
Thanks for the info guys