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Old 10-18-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
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Safe? Only if you don't get any in your eyes.

Why would you want to put a lubricant on something that needs grip?
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Safe sure...

Not going to be proactive for accessories being driven though.
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Well, I have a noise that is coming from the pulley side of the engine, and I thought it might be a sqeek from the belt, so I thought if I spray it with some silicone, It might get rid of that sqeek, no?

I know better than to saturate it, but just a little.
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Find the source of the squeak and fix it. It could be a pulley going out.
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Thats why I wanted to know if it was safe to spray silicone on the belt so I could see if the sqeek went away. If not then I know its Pulley related. I will have to get a sound clip somehow and post.

EDIT: I know this post will probably end up becoming a mechanical post, so I will post a new thread if the sqeek is still there after spraying silicone on it, as long as I know its not going to chew up my belt at all in the long run....I have a long trip coming up, which is part of the reason why I asked.
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Should someone else tell him about belt dressing, or should I? Stuff works too, pick it up at local parts store. Then you don't have to worry about if it is safe or not
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yeah, see if its a pulley bearing going out....try some belt dressing. I'm not a real fan of it, but meh. better than silicone.
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Belt dressing will fix belt slipping, and will commonly make it squeak worse (for awhile anyway).

Use WD-40 to quiet belts. It'* not a lubricant. And it evaporates quickly. It'* a troubleshooting tool. A new belt or pulley would be the suggested repair.
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