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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:58 pm 
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Hey guys,

The fan belt in the car is dry. Is there anything i can use to get it soudnign normal again.

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:04 pm 
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dude, its meant to be dry, if there's any oil or s**t on it, it will slip and start squealing

if it's squealing, it's either loose, or its got s**t on it, so try tightening it, and if that doesnt work, either while the engine is running, (very carefully) rub some wet&dry sandpaper on the parts of the belt that touch the pulleys, spray it with some CRC belt-grip, or get some new fan belts

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:07 pm 
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You can get blelt sprays at most auto stores, dunno what they do though, but i always thought the belt was ment to be dry and gripping! not lubricated

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:08 pm 
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bit of blue greae will fix it up if its dry and not loose.
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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:49 am 
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You can also get chapstick type things of dry grease, just run the car and hold the stick lightly up against the belt. What I've been told anyway.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:08 am 
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using any oils or greases is just a bandaid solution for the squeal, IMO all they do is remove the noise, not the problem

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:42 am 
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Replace the belt/belts. They're not expensive. If ford try and rip you off, get the measurement and go to a proper bearing place.

CRC belt grip is ok but good condition belts properly tentioned shouldnt need it.

 

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belts can be fine and tenioned right, yet make noise. there is nothing wrong with putting a bit of grease or spray on it.
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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:09 pm 
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If you want belt lube just some light silicon spray from any parts shop should do it or you can use the motorcraft silicon stick which is a dry lube that's also used for power window channels. If you use the spray once it dries up its twice as bad as before.
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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:49 pm 
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nah its not squeaking, its making an noise like its dry. Okay you know a belt is black, well, its dry and its turning gray, you know just before its is going to starting to crack. Thats what mine is doing.

I know they are suppose to be dr so that dont slip but not completely dried out.

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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:48 pm 
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fordgt290 wrote:
bit of blue greae will fix it up if its dry and not loose.


nah man, blue grease is the hi-temp stuff for wheel bearings and such. if your going to use grease it has to be rubber safe ie. red. im my opinion i would use either crc or lithium grease

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:49 pm 
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its perrished
i recon replace em.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:52 pm 
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its perrished
i recon replace em.


Agreed. Dont stuff around.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 6:08 am 
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the best thing to do is run a bar of soap over the belt as the car is runnign gets rid of any squeak

 

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a candle will fix it just get any old candle and rub agaist the belt while it is running till the squeak stops

 

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