Why is my fan belt making a squeaking noise?

Why is my fan belt making a squeaking noise?

Your engine belts make a screech or squeal noise usually because the rubber belt is slipping on the metal pulley and just like your tires spinning on the road, this causes noise. The belt may be slipping due to improper tension or because it simply has gotten old and the surface has become glazed, cracked or brittle.

Can I drive with a squealing fan belt?

That’s why it’s recommended that the serpentine belt is replaced early when the squealing symptoms are first noticed. Although it may be safe to drive with the squealing for a few days or weeks, the belt will eventually need to be replaced, and for safety, the earlier it’s repaired, the better.

Can tight fan belt cause squeaking?

A Belt That Is Too Loose or Too Tight A belt that is either too loose or too tight will often slip against the pulleys, causing the squeal. A very old belt may be so worn that it’s impossible to tighten it enough to stop the squealing, so if you find that this is the case, be prepared to have the belt replaced.

Can I use wd40 as belt dressing?

With this specially formulated spray from WD-40 Company, squealing belts are no problem at all. Just spray a little WD-40 Specialist Automotive Belt Dressing with the engine running. It penetrates into the cord fibres to restore flexibility and pliability.

Can I spray WD40 on my fan belt?

Re: Spraying WD40 on fan belt But WD-40 on the belt wont do any good as belt relies on friction to work, its a bit like spraying it on your brakes or clutch plate. There is a deflection idling roller on belt, sometimes if bearing gives up it can squeak.

How much does it cost to fix a fan belt?

But what does a serpentine belt replacement cost? Of course, it depends on your make and model as well as labor costs, but in general a replacement serpentine belt costs around $70-$200 (plus taxes and fees), including around $50 for the belt and around $150 for the labor.

How long will a squealing belt last?

Thanks to improvements in rubber technology, serpentine belts last much longer than they did back in the day. Most serpentine belts generally last between 50,000 and 100,000 miles. Eventually, your car’s serpentine belt will wear down from continuous exposure to heat and friction and will need to be replaced.

What is a good substitute for belt dressing?

anyway you can use silicone spray. Ivory soap works wonders. Dish soap or you could try putting it on propperly.