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It’s like a bunch of V’s but all together. I did check alignment and tensioner looked to be in the middle of travel. I was thinking belt was bad from sitting wrapped around the smallest pulley for 20 years. Probably not a bad idea to replace anywaysEdit, sorry I was talking about V belts
Called a serpentine and it should be replaced since you have no idea how old it is.It’s like a bunch of V’s but all together. I did check alignment and tensioner looked to be in the middle of travel. I was thinking belt was bad from sitting wrapped around the smallest pulley for 20 years. Probably not a bad idea to replace anyways
That pulley/belt and fan system scare me to death while running. I had rather change the belt than get that close to it with soap in hand. I will see if I can find the tensioner for a decent price and change it also while I’m in there.Old trick for noisy belts - hold a bar of soap against the drive side of the belt while it’s running for a few seconds. It will usually stop the squealing.
I eyeballed the pulleys and I will give them a wiggle and roll when I change the belt. I found it the TM and I am above 196,??? I don’t have ac but I have the bracket and a pulley where I believe it goes. Said I needed the 112” belt. I couldn’t find a number on my belt anywhere and now I can’t seem to find the right belt tensioner in the TM. I believe this is the part number for the tensioner I needMy serpentine belt only starts squeaking at me when the belt is out of alignment.
For me though the squeak is at startup during the glow plug pulsing, and then whenever I'm adding load to the engine.
The cause of mine is the generator rear mounting bracket sheared the exhaust stud (twice now) and then several of the front mounting bolts.
My serial number is below the 196900 cut off though. (no extra idler pulley between the generator and power steering pump, and no overrun clutch on the generator)
Also, if you have the red dot compressor mounted that will affect which belt to use as well.
I’m willing to learn. It was a total shitshow! I have never ever had any problems with a simple belt change but I couldn’t get it off any other way. It’s embarrassing to admit. I did want to remove air cleaner anyways because during the de mil process they moved my coolant tank to where I only had 1 hose clamp making contact and it was rotated to a position that was hard to get at.I've never had difficulty with installing the serp belt.
The idler on top on the driver's side that the belt runs underneath, I just push down/lean down with my hands on both sides of it, and that's enough to get it off that idler. After that it's just finding the next pulley it can slip off of, and going until it's loose enough to come off everything.
Never once had to put a wrench or breaker bar or anything on the tensioner itself.
This is for both the old and new style serpentine belts.
I have the one with the lip.The late one has a lip on wheel...early one seems more heavy duty, but without lip....Both should work fine...I may have one or both.
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