Serpintine belt and temp gauge 97 Dodge Ram

Tiny
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  • 1997 DODGE MAGNUM
Hello and thanks for the help (I know nothing about repairing anything). I have two questions about my 1997 dodge ram v8 magnum 140,000miles, 5.9 360. 4x4 (Centruion special edition)

Question 1) I reciently bought the truck and when I start it about 90% of the time there is a squeeking noise comming from the engine (it squeeks repetidly). I took it in (repair shop) and he replaced my cerpintine belt and I left and now a month or so later its back to the squeeking. My friend said spray it with like a WD40 and true the squeek does go away but only for a day or so. Any suggestions to a perminante fix?

Question 2) My dodge also has on the inside on the top console and gauge that digitaly says the direction and temp of outside. The North South East West works like a charm but the temp will do a few things...A) not say anything B) give me the wrong temp (random temp not even close). I tried to reset it and do the 2 360 turns in under 60 sec but that doesnt work and I think that is to reset the directional unit anyways though. Anyone know how to help?

Thank you again and sorry for my bad spelling also.


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Monday, March 5th, 2007 AT 10:06 AM

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Tiny
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Hi:
As far as the belt noise, they do make a belt dressing for them, but I can't guarantee how long it will work. Have the belt tensionier checked to make sure it is keeping enough tension on the belt and not allowing it to slip. Also, make sure the pulleys are not glazed, have coolant or oil on them.

As far as the temp, what you did will only reset the compass. The temp sensor must be bad.
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 AT 3:23 PM

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