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Serpentine Belt squeals – Ford

Serpentine Belt squeals – Ford Serpentine Belt squeals on 1999 Ford Taurus with the 3.0L overhead valve engine, belt dressing doesn’t help. Belt dressing sprays a sticky layer of goop onto the belt and that stops the belt slip, but it’s only a temporary fix. It never corrects the underlying problem. Worse yet, the sticky spray picks up road grit and literally grinds up the pulleys, making the problem even worse. Start by replacing the belt. If it still slips, the problem can only be caused by a component that’s … Read More

Serpentine belt noise Lexus

Fix Serpentine belt noise on a Lexus Lexus has discovered a problem with serpentine belt noise on some of its models that can cause a chirping or squealing noise on startup. If you own a 2001-04 GS 430, LS 430, or a 2002-04 SC 430 Lexus, and have a chirping serpentine belt nois you may want to replace the factory belt with a new part number. The new belt is made with a different rubber compound that eliminates the slipping on cold starts. The new part number is #90916-02586 for … Read More

Squealing noise Toyota

Fix a squealing noise on a Toyota If you drive a 2001-04 Camry, Highlander, Solara, or an ’04 RAV4 and you have a squealing noise or rattle coming from the engine compartment, this may solve your problem. Toyota says the squealing noise usually happens when the engine is cold and that the issue is the automatic belt tensioner used in these 2AZ-FE engines. They have redesigned the part to eliminate the squealing noise. The new part number is 16620-28011. If your vehicle is still under warranty or extended warranty, you may … Read More


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