PLEASE Help me get rid of this Belt Squeak!!!!
Anyone else have a problem like this? I've had enough with my belt squeaking, so I decided to buy a new one. went to Autozone, and they gave me a Dayco belt (Which they told me is owned by gates???) So i figured it would make the squeaking go away. Strange enough, the belt I took of to replace with the new Dayco one had a ford stamp on it???? ( dont know what that was about, was from the previous owner) And was about 2 inches LONGER then the new Dayco belt ( Again ???????? ). thought that was a little odd... so it was a little harder getting the new one on there as it was much tighter. So, the squeak went away for about 2 weeks, figured it fixed the problem. Then, the squeak comes back, I figured it was my tension-er pulley, so i replaced that, squeak goes away, comes back a week later. So, I replace my Idler pulley, squeak still stays. Now, i was messing around one day, lubing random things with PB blaster, then I "accidentally" (Not really) got some PB blaster on the underside of the belt, AND THE SQUEAK disappeared immediately!! What the hell??? So, I went to the store and bought a few cans of CRC belt conditioner, and as soon as i throw it underneath the belt, the squeak goes away. Is this my belt??? Should i go with a real gates belt? Or maybe a Goodyear Gatorback belt? Does it just not like certain belts? I really want this squeak to go away, I've spent way to much money on as it is. Could use some help.
Things I've replaced:
3. Idler Pulley
Things I havent replaced and considering too:
1.Power stearing Pulley/pump
4. A/C Compressor
I have a 5.2 v8 Limited Grand Cherokee if that helps