serpentine belt squeal
1998 3.9 dakota sport 4x4
so a few weeks ago my belt developed a slight chirp so i used some belt dressing to quiet it down, needless to say it only made the issue worse until i decided to replace the belt. i bought a new belt 88.5 inches (because i have it routed under my frozen a/c compressor) and found out that i couldn't get the belt to fit on. i went and purchased a 90 inch belt and it fit with no issue but with the same chirp. i took it off and cleaned all the old belt dressing from the pulleys and put a new 90 in. belt on. same noise. i'm really at a loss to figure it out. it will squeal at start up and quiet after awhile and then it will only make noise under load. could it be that the belt is to long? a bad tensioner? the noise is driving me crazy and any advice will help. also when buying the 90 inch i cut and measured the old belt and it was around 90. could that have been the issue all along? a worn out belt replaced by one the wrong size?
Last edited by wlkingdead; 09-25-2011 at 11:53 AM.