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The Scream......

Most likely the belt. Screams when I step on it.... lets off when I ease off the pedal. Now I haven't looked too hard yet, but I think the AC compressor is on a separate belt. Turned AC off, no change....

So the main suspect is the belt tensioner. Are they prone to fail as early as 40K? Looks like a $60 piece, any mistakes you can help me avoid?

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Check the tension. If it is tight, then clean the belt with a spray degreaser or a can of belt dressing. If it is the pulley I would expect the sound to be more consistent.

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Check the tension. If it is tight, then clean the belt with a spray degreaser or a can of belt dressing. If it is the pulley I would expect the sound to be more consistent.
Not recommended on EPDM belts.... (Most common belt material since 2000)


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Cool. I had no idea. I used soap and water to clean the belts and pulleys on an old 4Runner and that worked well.

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Soap and water would probably be OK.... The warnings are against solvents.


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OK, this thread can end.. it is NOT the problem. I have identified the problem and made a separate thread..... "Exhaust manifold bolt failure".
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