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noisy belt(s) = loose belt(s)?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beedoola, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Aug 22, 2011 at 12:07 AM
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    beedoola

    beedoola [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I recently replaced all my belts; PS, AC and Alt. Everything was fine after the install - no noise. I've put about maybe 1300 miles on it since then install with about 800-100 on a recent trip. It was hot out so I used the AC a lot.

    I was driving earlier and started to noise a fair amount of noise - I was on the freeway and had my music on and didn't know till I got off - drove about 29m before I noticed it. I had to drive that distance back to my house :(

    I stopped at a gas station before my departure home and looked at the belts. The AC belt seemed to have a little bit of darkness on the bands of the belt - perhaps melting (though I didn't smell anything) or liquid of sorts (though I didn't see anything leaking)

    The sound does not occur when I start the engine or rev it in park/neutral. Starts around 30mph and continues.

    I'm hoping that maybe the belt is just a little loose, either the lock nut on the pully or tighten the adjusting bolt..

    If there was a problem with the water pump, would it make this noise, or would other problems be occurring?
     
  2. Aug 22, 2011 at 12:17 AM
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    Blackdawg

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    not sure its a belt if it only starts at 30mph..

    How many miles are on the WP?
     
  3. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:08 AM
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    beedoola

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    Not sure, I'm guessing its stock, I'm not the original owner.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:15 AM
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    mine was almost dead at around 100k..
     
  5. Aug 22, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    Could that noise account for any problems with the water pump?
     

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