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Squeaky Belt

I have an '01 Suburban that when first started the belt squeaks for about 5-10 minutes then stop. It only does it when it's cold. The belt looks fine with no cracks. Could the belt need replacing or is there something else I can do or look at? Thanks.
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Re: Squeaky Belt

just slap on a new Goodyear Gatorback belt.....lifetime warranty too.

that or with it running hold a bar of soap to the inside of the belt and lube it with the soap. thats only a temp fix though, and you could loose a finger on the fan. good luck
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I think I might try the new belt. I have grown kind of used to having my fingers. [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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If you put in a new belt, and it still squeaks it could be the idler tension pulley.
Or, in my case, it was the fan clutch. It only squealed when hot.
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my idler arm/tension pulley squeaked all the time
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look at your P/s pump pulley if the pulley is flush with the shaft your ok. If the pulley isnt flush with the shaft take it to a GM dealer they should Adjust the pulley free that will produce a sqeek if its not alinged. we run into that alot so you dont need to replace your belt or any pulleys
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Re: Squeaky Belt

Edit realized the year probably means you are talking about a serpintine and what follows would not apply.I have to get into the 21century.This is trivia but some belt manufacturers may use the same part number for belts that are wider or narrower than the original.I chased a squeak in an AC belt, thought it was the compressor(only squeaked when the AC was on and tight didn't help). Brought it to get a new compressor the guy took one look, said he would change the belt to a wider one and away I went.Honest repairman.
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