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Belts?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by devilsalmostfree, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Oct 16, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    devilsalmostfree

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    one of my belts is starting to squeek/chirp pretty good now, started last sunday squeeking just a bit, but now its doing it quiet a bit. i tried doing a search, but for some reason my computer wont allow the search box to drop down for me to use it. so in advance, sorry bout not searching! im wondering where to get the best belts to replace the ones that r on there with the best quality & at the best price. i was going to stop by the stealership today, but they were closed, is autozone or advance auto parts belts just as good, or what & where should i go? thanks!
     
  2. Oct 16, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    autozone and advanced have good belts.......i've used them before without problems. gates belts are good......as are the Goodyear gatorback belts.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    awesome thanks will, ill get the gatorback belts tomorrow!
     
  4. Oct 16, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Double check to make sure the squealing noise isn't due to another issue like a bad bearing on a pulley(alternator) or the water pump seizing, etc.
     
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    x2.......wanna make sure the pulleys are in good shape too.
     
  6. Oct 16, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    ok, ill take a good look at the pulleys in the morning & make sure they good! thanks guys!
     
  7. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:04 PM
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    Sorry to threadjack, but i noticed you guys mentioned above to check for bad pulley bearing.. How do i differentiate if its the belt or the pulley?

    its been raining the past few days here, and ive noticed some squeeking. It only squeeks when im off the throttle; when i give it gas it is fine.. Any idears fellahs?
     
  8. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:08 PM
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    more than likely....gonna be a pulley,depending on mileage to me.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:11 PM
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    hmm, interesting... but why? i figured since it was quiet under load then the belts were just tight..Not undermining you, just trying to figure this out.. lol..

    So next question would be, how the heck do i know which pulley it is...

    BTW mileage is 200k+ lol
     
  10. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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    damn....good mileage there man. and i dont mind undermining at all.:)

    more than likely....lke 90%, if a belt is makeing a sqeuallling noise, its a pulley...not a belt, just gotta pinpoint which one it is.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:34 PM
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    will i feel any friction or resistance when i try to free spin the pulley? i hope so, or its just a crapshoot, ughh
     
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    you will if the belt is still on. take the belts off and then you be able to tell.(and yes...the belts can be a bitch to get off)
     
  13. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:42 PM
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    thanks for the help man..
     
  14. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:43 PM
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    let us know what you come up with.
     
  15. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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    will do..

    im skurred to find out.. lol
     
  16. Oct 18, 2009 at 6:09 AM
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    Yes, once you remove the belts spin and shake each pulley. They should spin somewhat smooth and free without any wobbles. The water pump will have some resistance due to the impeller inside.
     
  17. Oct 18, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    welp, i replaced all 3 of my belts today. still thinking im hearing a bit of a chirp, like SixtyDashOne is, as its just idleing & not when im giving it any gas. i guess next weekend ill take my belts back off & check the pulleys better! oh yeah, my milage is at 184k.
     
  18. Oct 18, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    You could use a scope and pinpoint what is making the noise or remove belts and see when the squealing stops.
     
  19. Oct 20, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    what kinda scope do u mean? if i removed the belts, then i just need to turn the pulleys & feel for resistance or what all should i do or need to do?
     
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