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Old 14 Feb 2010, 09:41 pm
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Default Persistant Belt Squeal

I have a 2001 Cruiser 2.4, non turbo with a terrible belt squeal - A/C & power steering belt. I have replaced the belt (after trying belt dressing - reluctantly. Have never had faith in the stuff), then belt and tensioner and the squeal is still present. It does change with each belt replacement, but gets gradually worse. This is no chirp, but a belt scream. It come and goes when stress is added to the belt such as the A/C cycling or parking maneuvers requiring strong tight steering. No fluids on the belt or pulleys. Any ideas? I have read several threads, butnone seem to be this bad and their problems were solved, but not mine.
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Old 14 Feb 2010, 09:51 pm
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Default Re: Persistant Belt Squeal

I think that from prolonged slipping, you've polished the pulleys so much that even new belts slip.
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