2006 Nissan Sentra Squeaky noise from inside the hood

Tiny
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  • 2006 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 42,000 MILES
Hi,

I have a 2006 Nissan sentra and my car makes some squeaking noise whenever the engine is started. The noise fades away with driving and again comes back every morning. Last year around the same time, the same thing happened and I turned in my car with the Nissan service shop and the mechanic pointed that the belt was glazed and that it is very common with the extreme weather conditions. He replaced the belt and the noise went away. This year, my car was parked in the garage all the time and I wouldn't blame the weather for it. Plus I have never heard of the need to change the serpentine belt every year. What else could be going wrong? I don't simply want to go to the service guys just to hear that my belt is glazed again and pay about 100$ for it.
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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 AT 4:18 PM

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Tiny
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Look in htegrooves that the belt rides on to see if there is built up rubber or anything else that may be causing the belt to slip. Also check the belt tensioner to be sure it is holding the belt tight. If any kind of belt "dressing" was used, you will need to clean out the pulleys adn replace the belt regardless of how new it is.
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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 AT 9:54 PM
Tiny
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So are you saying that a new belt will not wear out within a year? I don't think any kind of belt dressing was used the last time, rather it was replaced with a new belt. Please advice.
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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 AT 10:04 PM
Tiny
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They shouldnt, I have seen those belts go over 50k and not make any noise. Your belts look like they are manually adjusted, instead of using a hydraulic or spring tensioner. If the belts make a squeek first thing but stop, I would try tightening the belt just a little bit to see if it makes it go away. The belts are rubber and do stretch a little, so you should go back over them and readjust them after a few thousand miles
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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 AT 7:45 AM

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