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RE: God Awful squeal

Subject: RE: God Awful squeal
From: Tab Julius <>
Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 11:57:52 -0400
Well, I got the 1" number from my Haynes shop manual, which from the way it 
was worded I think means a half inch to either side of center.

The belt is pretty much the same tension, it seems, as when I put the water 
pump on.  I don't think it's excessively loose, although I can try to 
tighten it again.

The heightened tension at the moment is mine, trying to get rid of this 
thing. :)

I'll try it without the belt.  Hopefully it's the belt, but I'm not sure 
what I may have missed.

Please let me know if you think the 1/2" from center (on the long side) is 
too much.  I can try and make it tighter, but it's pretty much where it 
usually lives.


- Tab

At 11:45 AM 10/1/02, wrote:
>You first have to find out for sure where the squeal is coming from.
>An inch slack in the belt ios too much, get it down to about 1/2 inch.
>Still squealing?
>If squeals with the belt on, use a stethescope if you have one.  If not, 
>take a long screwdrive, place on end on the alterantor, and listen to the 
>other.  Do the same with the water pump.  It should be apparent where the 
>squeal is coming from.
>No help?  take the belt off. run the engine (briefly) and listen.  No 
>squeal , good, but you missed something before.  Squeal, bad, eninge problem.

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