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Old 08-03-2019, 04:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Guess who? No, don't. Squealing belt?

Well, guys. My wonderful N reg Vitara has no faults other than a horrible squealing that if it were not automatic would make me think "thrust bearing". My son's car having gone up the Swannee because he ignored squealing water pump bearing, is this something I should worry about. I have been thinking it was a belt and a mate sprayed it with something and it temporarily cured it. Can't find similar product in Halford and sure as hell if it is say, I don't know, something important's bearing about to be f--ked up, I should be doing something rather than just sitting there, as usual. Many thanks.
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I donít know what options you have on your car (power steering, A/C, etc.) so ask which belt are you talking about? If someone has sprayed the belt and the noise stopped, then itís somewhat logical to think that the belt needs to be replaced. Spraying a belt wonít stop bearing noise, etc., so thatís where I would start.
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Thank you v much, off to do it.
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plain old baby talcum powder can also help a squealing belt temporarily and is less harmful then spray on stuff. Check tension of the belt (s)

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Thank you v much for this, Veteran (tho' you're bound to be years younger than me) will try talc trick since the belt manufacturer in US (I'm in UK) says the dressing is v bad for belt. The noise disappeared with a spray of water so I'll try the talc. I'm too tired to think about misaligned pulleys or new belts today!!
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If it stopped with water, don't waste time with talc. You have a bad/loose belt, address that..

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Oh, ok, well, they're not loose so maybe they're just crap. When I have energy, I'll change them. Thank you v much. Problem with talc was, not many places sell it now!!
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If it stopped with water, don't waste time with talc. You have a bad/loose belt, address that..

No magic bullet here!

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I agree, if water fixed it then its a loose or dying belt, or theres contamination on the pulleys. Either way, its a stop gap until you fix it properly.
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Thank you as always, guys, what'd I do without you. I bet you don't get constant advert for bras with your replies! Mind you, they're nice bras - but pricey!!
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I bet you don't get constant advert for bras with your replies! Mind you, they're nice bras - but pricey!!



You could try Firefox as a browser with the addon "Addblock Plus"
Haven't seen any adds for quite a while.

My 94 does a startup belt squeal that stops by the time I get to the street, but it's due to the air conditioner delete and re-routing the belt over the idler pulley. It was a new Gates belt when the delete happened
Talcum powder!
I'll give it a try.

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