I am willing to give the WD-40 a try. It works great on keys, in spite what you have made heard, use once a year and your keys and locks will thank you.Yup, I'm gonna go out and buy a new belt every time it makes a little noise.
I'm not saying soak it overnight, just a little shvitz and the noise goes away. Believe me I can tell the difference in sound between a pulley bearing going away and a simple belt squeak.
I have done this for years and have never experienced a belt failure.
Every time there is a post about belt noise and I mention this solution, somebody jumps all over my stuff and tries to say how bad it is. Wel,, from now on, enjoy your noisy belts......
I tried it but it seemed to make the noise ladder. Oh well, it was worth a try.I am willing to give the WD-40 a try. It works great on keys, in spite what you have made heard, use once a year and your keys and locks will thank you.
Exactly what part of the belt do you spray with WD-40? Thanks.
I apologize for the incorrect info, these belts will still squeal, but will not crack like the older neoprene belts.New belts will no longer cause squealing due to the material they are made of. I'm not saying everyone here has a new belt, but it is possible some people do and the squeal is no longer the belt. If anyone u s wondering about it and wants to research it, it is called ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM).
Maybe, but it depends upon what is causing the squeal. I put the soap on the ribbed portion of the belt not the smooth side. If the squeal is being caused by the belt slipping sideways in one of the pulley, then the soap would not affect the drive force on the alternator, etc. So far I have not seen any indication in a problem with the alternator or power steering pump or water pump not working.Now your belt is slipping happier. Not so much about your alternator, power steering pump and water pump that now don't have the driving force they need.
Check out the 2 utube videos that Behalina posted earlier in this thread. Very well done and informative.New to TCCA! Pretty nice forum!
I have a 99 SE and an 06 SE, both squeal, but only when it rains or is very humid. Tried spraying the water pump bearing (with LPS) thinking it was bad, squealing got worse (on the 99). Sure is a frustrating problem, hope someone comes up with the "correct" repair soon.