03 BUICK SQUEALING

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  • ken.kinard
  • 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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Friday, February 25th, 2011 AT 1:59 PM

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

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Friday, February 25th, 2011 AT 4:36 PM
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Pulley were cleaned before the new belt was put on.

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Friday, February 25th, 2011 AT 5:15 PM
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You could have a bad tensioner but I would more suspect it was routed incorrectly.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt106/Desi501/81916874.gif

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Friday, February 25th, 2011 AT 5:18 PM
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Thanks I will check that. Have a friend who suggested it might be the harmonic balancer?

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Friday, February 25th, 2011 AT 5:37 PM
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It's possible but that would have had to have been there prior to the water pump.

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Friday, February 25th, 2011 AT 5:48 PM

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