Mechanics

03 SQUEALING

2003 Buick Rendezvous

03 buick rendezvous- after replacing the water pump, the serpentine belt and the belt tenioner it is still squealing even worse that when it first started. The noise is at start up and gets worse on acceleration.
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Ken.kinard
February 25, 2011.



If you spilled any coolant on the belt in the process, it will have to be replaced and all the pulleys cleaned.

Wrenchtech
Feb 25, 2011.
Pulley were cleaned before the new belt was put on.

Tiny
Ken.kinard
Feb 25, 2011.
You could have a bad tensioner but I would more suspect it was routed incorrectly.

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Wrenchtech
Feb 25, 2011.
Thanks I will check that. Have a friend who suggested it might be the harmonic balancer?

Tiny
Ken.kinard
Feb 25, 2011.
It's possible but that would have had to have been there prior to the water pump.

Wrenchtech
Feb 25, 2011.