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new belts pulleys squealing like mad
« on: October 13, 2011, 06:24:22 PM »
 I just had new belts put on my 78 Pinto and now when I fisrt take off,the belts squawk like bloody hll. Did they make them too tight? Will they stop as they break in? I know the book says tighten to 100 lbs and a new belt to 140. I assume they loosen some, but so far (almost a week) they havent stopped squealing but as I drive it gets better, until the next time I go anywhere.

I guess actually its the pulleys its way too loud and scary to be the belts themselves.

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Re: new belts pulleys squealing like mad
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 08:23:44 PM »
It sounds like they need tightened up. I tighten them till I can twist the belt 1/4 turn
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Re: new belts pulleys squealing like mad
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2011, 09:11:06 PM »
 Theyre really tight Im thinking too tight the old ones didnt do it

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Re: new belts pulleys squealing like mad
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2011, 01:47:41 AM »
Buy some belt dressing , for your new belts....Make sure they are tight to spec.....Your new belts may be to short.....They will stretch over time.....