2000 Dodge Dakota 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 72800 miles
This has been going on for over 1 year, and it is embarrassing. I have replaced the belt and the tensioner pulley. It does not have an automatic tensioner, I have to loosen the pulley and then adjust a bolt to tighten or loosen the belt. Noise is definitely coming from right side facing engine, only pulley's on that side are tensioner and steering pump. I just recently had to change the thermostat and removed the belt. I replaced and tightened the pulley again, and squealing stopped for a few minutes, then gradually returned. It was not apparent at 800 RPM idle, but as soon as gas was applied the belt or pulley squealed horribly. Sometimes it will squeal at idle and be gone at higher RPM. I am at a loss. Please help.
have the same problem?
Sunday, February 8th, 2009 AT 8:42 AM