2000 Dodge Dakota

Tiny
AARJACO
  • MEMBER
  • 2000 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 133,000 MILES
I recently changed my S-belt on my truck and shortly afterward, I ran it through the car wash. Since washing the truck, I have a very loud squel with the belt. Is this caused by the idler pulley or something else? Do I need to replace the pulley?
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Saturday, November 8th, 2008 AT 5:41 PM

2 Replies

Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
  • EXPERT
I would try some belt dressing before going into repairs. Post your results and I will follow up.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, November 8th, 2008 AT 5:53 PM
Tiny
IMPALASS
  • EXPERT
Hello

If I understand you correctly, you just changed your serpentine belt and (lets not worry about the car wash yet) when you start it, does it squeal? When it is idling how is it, probably okay - if you race the engine a little then you get a squeal?

If that is what is going on I believe it is your automatic belt tensioner. You do have about 133K on the vehicle. If the above is what is going on, I would change the tensioner. When the belt is off though check all the other pulley wheels for free spin, not loose, nice quiet free spin.

Then do all the above and get back with me and we can take it from there if that doesn't make a difference.

Oh, one more thing, to make sure we are on the same vehicle, I am looking at a 2000 Dodge Truck, Dakota, 4WD, V6-3.9L, VIN X (that is the 8th digit in your VIN number) If that is correct then you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Untitled_picture_3.jpg

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, November 8th, 2008 AT 6:00 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides