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Old 07-12-2018, 04:17 PM
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I have belt squeal myself, cant figure it out. I changed the belt to the 65 and it got worse. Then I got a new tensioner and it still squeaks. Do you think it's the alt or power steering pulleys that could be causing the squeal? All help is appreciated.
Jackshaft belt or slipping on the jackshaft. When you got a newer belt, just made it worse because it is probably the lower belt slipping.

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Jackshaft belt or slipping on the jackshaft. When you got a newer belt, just made it worse because it is probably the lower belt slipping.
when you say lower belt, do you mean the ac belt? That's the only other belt connected to the jack shaft? When I take the accessory belt off no squeal at all. If it's the ac belt how do I tighten it??
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when you say lower belt, do you mean the ac belt? That's the only other belt connected to the jack shaft? When I take the accessory belt off no squeal at all. If it's the ac belt how do I tighten it??
I ve been dealing with this for months and cant figure it out. Dont even drive the car because it's to embarrassing at startup. Lol
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when you say lower belt, do you mean the ac belt? That's the only other belt connected to the jack shaft? When I take the accessory belt off no squeal at all. If it's the ac belt how do I tighten it??
Heís talking about the 4 rib belt coming off of the balancer that drives the jackshaft.
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Yes that belt. That is normally the one that slips as it is only a 4 rib belt, and when you take the load of the PS/ALT off it doesn't slip. You need to replace that belt often, or swap to the newer A&A setup with a 6 rib belt.
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Yes that belt. That is normally the one that slips as it is only a 4 rib belt, and when you take the load of the PS/ALT off it doesn't slip. You need to replace that belt often, or swap to the newer A&A setup with a 6 rib belt.
I only have like 200 miles on this kit. I had it put on right before winter and it's been squealing on startup since I got it back from shop. The squeal goes away after like a minute. Now with the shorter belt it takes longer to go away but when I turn my steering wheel either right or left the squeal comes back for a little while I guess until everything heats up. Then it goes away. Is there a newer system from the one that would have been sold back in november??
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These are the belts I'm using. All on for about 5000 miles now and no issues at all.

AC belt. Continental Elite. 4PK1215

Alt belt K060365

Blower belt. KO80537HD gates

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Originally Posted by 07blkvette View Post
I only have like 200 miles on this kit. I had it put on right before winter and it's been squealing on startup since I got it back from shop. The squeal goes away after like a minute. Now with the shorter belt it takes longer to go away but when I turn my steering wheel either right or left the squeal comes back for a little while I guess until everything heats up. Then it goes away. Is there a newer system from the one that would have been sold back in november??
I bought my A&A secondary drive in June 2017. If you have three sets of threads on the balancer with a 4 rib belt driving the jackshaft pulley,which drives a 6 rib pulley for the alternator and power steering, you have the latest version.
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Originally Posted by Patriot Six View Post
I bought my A&A secondary drive in June 2017. If you have three sets of threads on the balancer with a 4 rib belt driving the jackshaft pulley,which drives a 6 rib pulley for the alternator and power steering, you have the latest version.
Are you having any issues with belt squeal?
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I did initially with the 370 size belt that came with the kit for the alt/power steering. Once I went down to a 365 belt, I have no issues.
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I did initially with the 370 size belt that came with the kit for the alt/power steering. Once I went down to a 365 belt, I have no issues.
ok, could anyone give me any more suggestions on how to resolve this or which way to go with this. I'm not sure what else to do. Is there away to tighten the 4 rib belt??
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Thereís a tensioner between the balancer and jack shaft, but I canít remember if itís adjustable or not.

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Change the AC tensioner. They get weak with age. Use the continental elite belt on AC. Used to be the gatorback.
Thank me later. LOL.
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Change the AC tensioner. They get weak with age. Use the continental elite belt on AC. Used to be the gatorback.
Thank me later. LOL.
Cant find the continental 1215 anywhere. Where did you get yours from?
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Originally Posted by 07blkvette
Cant find the continental 1215 anywhere. Where did you get yours from?
Don't remember and I'm in Canada anyways.

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