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Old 04-17-2005, 09:59 PM   #1
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I've never had a belt squeal on my 97. Like yesterday when I was in the Mankato area looking for a car for my oldest daughter.( We did find a nice 01 Grand Prix, we originally were looking for another Bonnie) It rained cats and dogs, never a squeal. So today I thinks to my self, "Self, lets clean the SSEi'* motor today!"

I get out the Simply Green and head for the car wash. I'm soaking everything under there, going down beside, underneath what I can. Then I hit her with the pressure wash and man does it look good. I think I better let her drip dry a little while so I'm wiping stuff dry on top. 15 mins later I think that'* good enough, lets fire her up.

Sounded like fingernails on a chalk board. And it wasn't getting any better the more I let it go. So I head home, hoping nobody sees or recognizes me. I grab my can of Seafoam Deep Creep and just hit the belt for 1 millisecond and it stops immediately.

Then it comes back, so I soak it a little this time. Still squealing, let her set tonight. Hopefully it comes out of it, I would hate to have to put a belt in because of this
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All clean belts squeak. Spray a LIGHT mist of WD-40 on the belt. That'll fix it. Or belt dressing. Either is fine.
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All clean belts squeak. Spray a LIGHT mist of WD-40 on the belt. That'll fix it. Or belt dressing. Either is fine.
WD-40 makes the belts sqeal like friggan nuts before it starts workin tho (overspray)
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yup sprayed off my engine today....started the car.....squeeeeeeak...voltmeter goeos to the red....squeeeeeeeak, back to charging again
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Guess I got lucky when I cleaned my engine. Used CAR products maxiclean. Spray on...regular hose off. Leaves it looking like new.
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It was fine this morning, thank goodness.
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