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ashishm02 12-27-2009 01:49 PM

Hi Guys, just wanted some help. My car squeaks for the first a minute or so in the cold weather... It seems like the serpentine belt needs to be tightened. I know there is a manual tensioner, however I have no idea how to work with it.

I got underneath my car yesterday and took some pictures. I circled the pulley that I think is the tensioner. Please let me know if I am right or not.

Picture of Pulleys


If that is the correct pulley, then how do I adjust it? Do, I just loosen the bolt on the pulley itself and move the pulley forward and re-tighten the bolt?



Thanks,
John M

rsquared 12-29-2009 12:19 AM

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QUOTE (ashishm02 @ Dec 27 2009, 01:49 PM)
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Hi Guys, just wanted some help. My car squeaks for the first a minute or so in the cold weather... It seems like the serpentine belt needs to be tightened. I know there is a manual tensioner, however I have no idea how to work with it.

I got underneath my car yesterday and took some pictures. I circled the pulley that I think is the tensioner. Please let me know if I am right or not.

Picture of Pulleys


If that is the correct pulley, then how do I adjust it? Do, I just loosen the bolt on the pulley itself and move the pulley forward and re-tighten the bolt?



Thanks,
John M
Oh, that's not a serpentine belt(serpentine belts run everything with one belt), it's just a multi-groove. You should have 3 belts. 2 multi-groove and 1 V belt. A/C and Alt/WP sould be multi-groove, P/S is a V belt.
This should help.

ashishm02 12-29-2009 04:21 PM

QUOTE (rsquared @ Dec 29 2009, 12:19 AM)
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Oh, that's not a serpentine belt(serpentine belts run everything with one belt), it's just a multi-groove. You should have 3 belts. 2 multi-groove and 1 V belt. A/C and Alt/WP sould be multi-groove, P/S is a V belt.
This should help.
Oh, I did not know that. Sorry about that. But, I could not find the screw that is pointing downwards that adjusts the tension. In relation to the picture that I attached earlier, can you please tell me where the screw should be. Also regarding the graphic that you attached, I could not find that anywhere on HmaService. Is it under the "Service Information" --> Shop section? I checked there, but could not locate it.



Thanks,
John M

rsquared 12-30-2009 12:33 AM

QUOTE (ashishm02 @ Dec 29 2009, 04:21 PM)
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Oh, I did not know that. Sorry about that. But, I could not find the screw that is pointing downwards that adjusts the tension. In relation to the picture that I attached earlier, can you please tell me where the screw should be. Also regarding the graphic that you attached, I could not find that anywhere on HmaService. Is it under the "Service Information" --> Shop section? I checked there, but could not locate it.



Thanks,
John M
It's on the backside of the pulley. You just need to slide under the car another foot or so.

Goto shop then... HVAC/AC/compressor/repair.

ashishm02 12-30-2009 10:39 PM

Thanks for the info. I don't know why I didn't look under HVAC. I will try to fix it this weekend. Will let you know how it goes.


Btw, Happy New Year!!!


xJohn M

JBimmolate 12-31-2009 02:10 AM

If the belt feels tight should have about 1/2" deflection if you push on it with some effort. Then a quick fix is to start the car and take a bar of soap and rub it on the spinning belt. it will fill in any cracks and quiet a noisy belt.

Miles

ashishm02 01-03-2010 03:15 PM

Ok, so I got under the car today to see if I can fix the squeaking. I saw the downward facing bolt. However, it looked like it was already completely tightened(look at the image below):

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/9858/img1350zn.jpg


So, I still tried to tighten it more with a ratchet and it kept turning. I don't think it was actually tightening anymore, but was just turning the bolt. Is that how it is suppose to be?


I then started the car and the squealing was still there. Therefore, if the bolt is as tight as it goes, then why is the belt still squealing? I know that rubbing soap was suggested, but isn't that the same as belt dressing? And I thought that belt dressing was not recommended.


Please guys, let me know your thoughts on this.


Thanks,
John M

rsquared 01-03-2010 10:48 PM

QUOTE (ashishm02 @ Jan 3 2010, 03:15 PM)
Quote:

Ok, so I got under the car today to see if I can fix the squeaking. I saw the downward facing bolt. However, it looked like it was already completely tightened(look at the image below):

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/9858/img1350zn.jpg


So, I still tried to tighten it more with a ratchet and it kept turning. I don't think it was actually tightening anymore, but was just turning the bolt. Is that how it is suppose to be?


I then started the car and the squealing was still there. Therefore, if the bolt is as tight as it goes, then why is the belt still squealing? I know that rubbing soap was suggested, but isn't that the same as belt dressing? And I thought that belt dressing was not recommended.


Please guys, let me know your thoughts on this.


Thanks,
John M
No, it's not supposed to be like that. You've run out of adjustment. Your only option is to replace the belt. You'll need to remove the other two belts to get to that one, so I suggest replacing all three while you have them off.
FYI, I used Duralast belts the first time I changed my drive belts and I also ran out of adjustment on my A/C and P/S, the belts still looked good they were just to long. I now have Goodyear belts with no problems.

ashishm02 01-04-2010 02:42 PM

Ok, I will try that. But, in the meanwhile(until it gets a tad warmer), can I rub soap on the belt? Is that a good idea?


Thanks for help,
John M

rsquared 01-04-2010 07:57 PM

QUOTE (ashishm02 @ Jan 4 2010, 02:42 PM)
Quote:

Ok, I will try that. But, in the meanwhile(until it gets a tad warmer), can I rub soap on the belt? Is that a good idea?


Thanks for help,
John M
All soap is going to do is clean your belt and pulley. Soap is commonly used as a lubricant, so the squeal might go away but the belt will still be slipping.


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