Well, if it was mine I would remove the belt and turn the fan to determine if the squeak remains or not.
First it eliminates the belt, second you can spin the fan independently of the other pullies it is tied in with. IF the squeak remains, then you have to decide if you want to change the waterpump more than likley. The bearings may be going bad in the pump. Since there is no movement in the shaft,it would be an early indication of things to come. Meanwhile other pullies can be spun and felt for roughness, play or noise.
However a stethescope can be also used to possibly pinpoint the squeak if it is consistent enough without removing the belt.
Even though the belt is new I would not eliminate it as the source. A quick test is to spray -(very lightly) something such as wd-40 on the belt while it is moving a quick blast on the inside and then on the outside of the belt. (Careful as too much spray can cause the belt to come off.) If the noise stops, it is the belt. Close the hood and forget about it. But the source needs to get nailed down if it isn't.
Monday, October 19th, 2009 AT 7:49 PM