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Squeeks at start up then goes away. Bad belt?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by bc8774, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Aug 19, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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    bc8774

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    My 98 tacoma 4cyl squeeks at start up then quickly goes away. Belt im guessing.
     
  2. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    Allen9621

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    Off the record, you may be able to get over 200k on the original factory belts without them cracking or wearing, depending on the climate where you live. Just spray on belt dressing when one starts to squeak, or correct the belt tightness over time.

    My alternator belt eventually caused a whining noise when idling with the lights on (more current draw). Tightening it up made that go away.

    The Toyota factory belts can be maintained for a surprisingly long time with belt dressing - vs. the hassle of replacing them. Just watch for any cracks and pitting on the working surfaces. "YMMV"
     
  3. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    98_Mud_bug

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    spray it with armorall.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    Just took my truck to the dealer to get the AC fixed and mentioned this as well. They said that one of the belts was to tight and fixed it for me.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    PSJ

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    Truck stored outside? Maybe the "morning dew" got in there and with a little moisture a belt can squeak until dry..:confused:
     
  6. Oct 3, 2011 at 7:09 AM
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    Nothing yet. Just getting started.
    Try tightening your alternator belt.
     
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