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Why is your fan belt squealing?

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2006-07-27 03:43:31
2006-07-27 03:43:31

The accessories on the engine cause alot of torque to be placed on the belt. When you first start the car the device whos belt is loose wont be up to speed and the belt spins causing it to squeal. Same thing if you are at a stop sign and step on the gas to go. The engine speeds up but the devise has to catch up. This is usually a quick fix and one person can do it. Some cars have a belt tensioner built in and it only takes a few turns to fix it. Others require a little longer but I havnt found a hard one yet.

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A worn belt will cause a squealing noise. The squealing noise is caused when the belt slips. Tightening the belt will temporarily fix the problem.



It sounds like the fan-belt is slipping.


depending on how low it is, it is either the fan rubbing against the casing or the belt that turns the fan coming loose.


You'll hear an annoying squeal. Maybe eventually the battery might die on you if the belt is slipping enough. Much of it depends on what the belt is actually driving which is probably more than the fan.


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More than likely the fan belt is a little loose - easy to fix.


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your fan belt may be worn my sugggestion is get some wd-40 or replace the belt +++ WD-40? What, to spray onto the belt? I'm glad you are not servicing my car! A squealing sound on accelerating is usually from a slipping alternator belt though - test its tension and wear state.



Youre cat :) It's more than likely the fan belt needs to be tightened


If you are sure it is a belt squeal and not a bearing on a pulley that is squealing, you can buy a belt dressing spray at an auto parts store.


You can spray it with a LITTLE belt dressing but don't overdo it. It also may be caused by sosmething not being alignied in the pulleys.



It's happening to mine at the moment. I'm going to tighten the fan belt.


Yes. A vehicle can be driven with the belt squealing. Since a mechanic with a wrench and a crowbar can fix it in 2 minutes, I have no idea why anyone would tolerate it!



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