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Old 08-10-2019, 05:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks Don, mine does stop eventually but I fear I'm going to regret ignoring it!! Talcum powder if I can find some.
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Thanks Don, mine does stop eventually but I fear I'm going to regret ignoring it!! Talcum powder if I can find some.
its called baby powder....scented stuff is ok, but you will get strange looks when you park the car and people smell it
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Noisy belt

Perhaps you need to check the condition of the pulleys which the belt run througH . Pitting of the pulley would create this noise. You and also run a piece of chalk aalong the sides of the belt, while the engine is idling. This would eliminate the noise for a while.
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Hmm....I would think that the fact that when your friend sprayed ‘something’ on the belt, and the belt stopped squealing, it either means that the tension is incorrect, or you need a new belt.....powder, etc., would be just a temporary fix.
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Dear friends and mentors I think I'll take it to one of the several mechanics recently recommended to me. Despite it being rather juicy, it is a joy - and our only car so I'd better take care of it! Once again appreciation. I recently got two new tyres from an outfit I've been using for over forty years - a sobering thought!!!
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I don’t know how common these Vitaras are where you live, but just remember that they are old cars, and many mechanics are not familiar with them. While your current situation of potentially needing a belt is a common one, if other more serious issues arise, you may need to research first, in order to direct your mechanic as to what the problem is. This forum is filled with posts of mechanics not diagnosing properly, throwing parts at the car, and just being really unfamiliar with them. Hopefully yours will work out. Good luck.
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Shes in Grenada, at least they know what old stuff is there, unlike pommieland where if its not computer controlled or a LandRover they won't touch it
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Not any more, I ain't!! I'm back in the UK (not wanted on voyage it turned out). Yep, Grenadians knew all about Vitaras. I know they're practically non-existent here but, but, dear boys, I used to drive a Bedford TL horsebox so am well, well, well acquainted with finding people who know an old make. I think I may have run one to ground already. I'm relatively mechanically savvy for an old girl so I'm hoping I'll be ok.
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I am ex REME ,with many subsequent years of experience in the motor industry, I live in the Caribbean and can assure you that the regional distributor for Suzuki vehicles ensure that mechanics and other technical personnel are supplied with the most up to date tools and trainihg.
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Oh William, Are you related to Roger Byer? I'm now back in the UK. In Grenada, everyone knew how to fix anything (not just Suzuki Vitaras!). Best wishes, nostalgically Olga
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