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12-12-2010, 08:54 AM #1
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99 Suburban 5.7 Vortec with unexplained belt chirping sound
Ok, I have this belt chirp that is driving me crazy. I have changed the tensioner and pulley, the idler pulley, and the belt itself. After changing the belt the sound went away for 2 days and then returned.
None of the pulleys make sound when turned by hand including the alternator, a/c, or the waterpump/fan clutch.
I do notice a slight wobble from my bottom HBalancer Pulley and a mechanic friend thought that the pulley could be the problem. I am thinking that may be it too, either rattling as it is coming apart or the wobble causing the chirp as the belt goes over the w/p pulley on its backside.
Is the bottom pulley a common problem on the 5.7 vortec or can anyone else shed some light before I go nuts and put a bird feeder under the hood to quell the chirp.
Thanks for any help!!!!!!
12-12-2010, 09:19 AM #2
i have seen where the power steering pulley it not lined up correctly, check to see that the pulley is flush or just slightly on or off of the pump shaft
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12-12-2010, 10:29 AM #3
I'm guessing you just have a bad belt. What brand did you put on? You might try spraying a little water on the belt as it's running to see if the chirp goes away.When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.
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