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Squeal when truck starts... anyone know???

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by Mikes95XLT, October 9, 2002.

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    1. Mikes95XLT

      Mikes95XLT Active Member

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      I know there was another thread about this, but I couldn't find it.... so I'm asking again here.

      When I started my truck this summer after sitting out at night, there was a small squeal really quick, and that was it for the rest of the day. But now that it's getting colder outside, the squeal is louder and longer when I start the truck, and I don't know what it is or what to do about it. Anyone know??
       
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    3. Mike

      Mike Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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      check your belts..
       
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      It's probably your tensioner pulley. If you remove your belt, you can try to spin the pulley by hand and listen, and you can also check for play in it.
       
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      If the pulleys are shiny, the belt is starting to slip. Push down onn the belt, if there is more than 1 inch of play, then it is too loose.
       
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      yup... sounds like a belt is slipping....
       

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