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Re: banshees under the hood

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Subject: Re: banshees under the hood
From: "Joe Short" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 15:56:10 -0500
If it was the belt to begin with, it may have been damaged. The belt could have 
had smooth spots burned into it. If so the belt will need to be replaced.
You can check the belt visually. Look at the surface of the belt that contacts 
the pulleys. If it is undamaged, it should have an even, flat no gloss color. 
If it is damaged, it will have some glossy spots on it, or it may be completely 
glossed. Be aware that this test is purely subjective, and as such ir prone to 
some degree of inaccuracey. IMHO,It would be prudent to just proced with 
replacing the belt in question.


----- Original Message -----<BR>
From: Chris Thompson <><BR>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 15:09:37 -0500<BR>
To: "" <><BR>
Subject: Re: banshees under the hood<BR>
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> My first thought was a slipping belt to the alternator. I've had several<BR>
> cars that, when belts begin to slip, emit a loud squeal. A slowing<BR>
> alternator might cause your dimming lights.<BR>
> <BR>
> -C<BR>
> <BR>
> On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, Aubrey Schneider wrote:<BR>
> > Last year I did an engine rebuild on my '75B. All parts replaced, as<BR>
> > well as the oil pump.<BR>
> > Within 3 months a terrible shreeking sound started coming from the motor<BR>
> > but only when it was cold. As the car warmed up, the noise would<BR>
> > disappear.<BR>
> > I re-tightened all belts, replaced some, used lubricants where<BR>
> > appropriate & the noise disappeared for 8 days. It started again & I am<BR>
> > unable to pinpoint the reason.<BR>
> > Some symptoms are:<BR>
> > At night headlights dim<BR>
> > Loss of power when the noise is audible & an increase when noise<BR>
> > disappears.<BR>
> > I have checked manuals, spoken with experts & have had numerous<BR>
> > suggestions thrown at me, none of which work.<BR>
> <BR>
> -- <BR>
> _______________<BR>
> Chris Thompson<BR>

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