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    The serpentine belt on my Savana is making noise that belt dressing is not helping. Is it time for a replacement? It has about 45k on it.
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    What does the belt look like? Its such a cheap replacement part that has a max life of 60k anyhow so it's not a bad idea.

    Still could be other things like a pulley that's causing the noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vannooch View Post
    The serpentine belt on my Savana is making noise that belt dressing is not helping. Is it time for a replacement? It has about 45k on it.
    Chevy/G.M. has Expressed, Not To Use Belt Dressing or Silicone on the Serpentine Belt and Accessory Drive Belt, as this will Overtime Degrade the Rubber, and Hasten the Demise of the Belt.......A Squeaking Belt means it's Slipping. If it's Slipping, the Belt either Needs to be Replaced, or the Tension-er is Too Weak, and needs to be Replaced.

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    I got over 150,000 miles on my OE belt. I just replaced it about six months ago along with the tensioners.

    OP, if I were you, I would go ahead and replace the belt and tensioners and be done with it. I'm not sure how similar a Savana's engine is to a Silverado's but my engine had the main serpentine belt plus a smaller A/C belt. I replaced both belts and both tensioners myself for right around $100.
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    This one belt runs the whole shebang. It's strange though, it isn't a typical belt squeal. It may even be a bearing. I charged the A/C yesterday and it had quit after the 4th can of refrigerant, but today it is back at it. Yesterday morning I went out to he's out to work and the battery was dead, I don't remember looking at the voltage meter inside the last time that I drove it but my son's maxima had a bearing making noise on his alternator that sounded similar. If it was a bearing would it stop for awhile and then start again? It has been charging at 14v all day today while squealing.

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