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Old 03 Nov 2011, 10:55 am
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Default Belt squealing

In my 05 base model I have a belt squeal only when my foot is on the gas. Cold and warmed up. My dad own the car before me and he said all the belts have been replaced. Do any of you able to help me out. I hear it from the passenger side. Thank you guys!
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Old 03 Nov 2011, 11:06 am
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Default Re: Belt squealing

The belts may have been replaced. But they may not be adjusted properly, or the serpentine belt adjuster may be shot.

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Old 03 Nov 2011, 11:30 am
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Is it possible to check that stuff myself?
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Old 03 Nov 2011, 01:02 pm
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Tim's right but more than likely it's the alternator belt because there's no tensioner and it's up to whoever replaced the belt to tighten it up properly.

If you want to look yourself, take the passenger front wheel off and take off the inner fender. That gives you sight and access to both belts. Do you know the proper way to tighten and test the belt?

Which bolt is the tensioner bolt on the alternator?
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Old 03 Nov 2011, 07:32 pm
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You may have a worn idler. It's part of the tensioner and can be replaced by itself. If you remove the tension off the P/S and A/C belt, rotate the idler. The bearing may be shot.

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