Question about 1999 Chevrolet Tracker
Had the timing chain snap in Oct, got it fixed then after driving the car for approximately 6 weeks, the serpentine belt snapped. Replaced it & it, or the other belt, not sure which, has been squealing like mad. It's enough to make me crazy! What causes them to squeal & how do I stop it? I have the smaller belt to replace, but had to buy a special metric wrench to get it in there. Thank you!
New belts need to be readjusted as they stretch unless you have a spring loaded belt tensioner.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
have you changed oxygen sensors? also check wire and plug on #2 I changed plugs once and got multiple missfires changed 3 plugs to a different brand and it solved the problem
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
Could it be the pulley on the AC that's squealing? Use a mechanic's stethoscope to locate the squeal. If it is the AC, you can get a belt that is shorter, and bypass the pump, since it doesn't work anyway. Try some belt dressing first. When the engine is running, just spray it on the inside of the belt.
Posted on Jan 24, 2010
You can remove the belt and check each pully 1 at a
time, and make sure they spin freely. Wiggle each
pully from side to side to make sure they're tight and
no loose bearings. Also before you remove the belt,
start the engine and check by eye to see if the belt is
running true, and not misalligned by a bent pully.
One more thing you can try before removing the belt.
With the engine cold start the engine let it run for
about a minute or two, turn it off and carefuly touch
each pully and see if one of them shows eccesive
heat. If one of them is a bit to hot, that's usually the
one causing the problem. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 16, 2010
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Either an idler wheel or the tensioner bearings are busy disintegrating, You need to get this attended to immediately before they go completely and cause serious damage or leave you in the lurch.
Posted on Feb 22, 2011
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