Hey all, I decided today to check on a noise that I noticed these past couple days. Kind of a whining noise at idle. What made it odd was this was accurring well after warm up. So, I decided to look into the NST pulley that I installed recently.
I rented needed tourque wrench and breaker bar. loosed belt, loosened bolt, did not remove the pulley, just added some locktite, and reinstalled at the recommended 200 ft/lbs. Put back the belt. And checked all routing and allignment.
Started my truck and noticed a very intense whine. When I turn the steering wheel, it startsed to squeal. Immediately turned off. Check belts and all again. Started up & quick squeel, then quite. But, when I rev the motor it gives that horrible squeal sign.
I know everything is correct. Dont think I missed anything.
Note: Not sure how much play the belt should have, so this line reprsents the amount play in the belt after reinstall:
____________ (about an inch to inch & 1/2)
Could this be my prob. Thinking a new belt is needed. And if so, does anyone know of any good brand belts they would recommend. My truck is less than a year old, less than 8000 miles, and the belt already needs replacing.