I’ve change the tensioner pulley wheel and the belt recently. Still squeaky. It’s extra bad when it’s cold or wet out. And most of the time it goes away after the engine warms up. What else could the squeak be?
I searched all over and tried to find a thread that addressed seatbelt tension. I found a few but none addressed fixing or adjusting it, just offered hit and miss ideas like cleaning, a pad or foil?.
So I decided to tackle this problem myself. These are the steps I took. (sorry no...
i have a tensioner that has about 10k on it.
did a r&r twice to isolate a problem (it was the alternator making all that noise).
anyway, if someone needs it, it's here for the taking.
i'm on staten island (or stagnent island if you prefer)
I finally replaced the tensioner.
I couldn't pinpoint the rattle, that popcorn machine like sound when there is a load on the engine (A/C on, taking off from a light, turning the wheel while standing still). I went with the cheapest part first. Bernardi in Mass. is always the the best for me...
I finally attempted the drive belt replacement as part of a little preventative maintenance (66,300 miles !!) . The ONLY way I can see it being done is with a special tool designed to manipulate the Serpentine belt tensioner . . . I tried everything else; impossible access and leverage issues...