<VV> Serpentine Belt? - belt noise

Chris & Bill Strickland lechevrier at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 19 03:26:25 EDT 2005

The use of a lubricant, and that includes soap, to quiet a noisy belt is 
valid only as a means of diagnosisng that it *is* the belt making the 
noise, and therefore the belt either needs to be adjusted or replaced. 
My prefered lube for this type of testing is is water, commonly know in 
some circles as Evian. Water, applied normally from a hose, causes no 
permanent damage nor contamination of the belts that might induce 
further slippage or noise.

I have sometimes been able to use aerosol belt dressings to quiet a 
newer belt that is noisy.  I do know a freind of mine that had the 
timing chain replaced on a fairly new, at that time, Courier pickup on 
account of a mis-diagnosed fan belt noise.

Bill Strickland

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