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      09-26-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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N54 drive belt

Hey dudes. So I replaced my drive belt. Now when engine warms up it squeals when accelerating. In neutral or in d. The more I press the accelerator the louder it squeals. Pulleys seem to be fine so my guess would be the tensioner is not holding up well?
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Facing the same problem looking forward to a response. Mine does so when the engine is colder.
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Replace the tension pulley and idler pulley. Search, there is a DIY on here. Note: If there is not enough tension on the belt it will slip and squeak.
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Replace the tension pulley and idler pulley. Search, there is a DIY on here. Note: If there is not enough tension on the belt it will slip and squeak.
So it's a possibility that within time plastic pulleys wear out? Could it be the spring on the tensioner? I noticed when the car is cold it doesn't squeal, but 2-3 minutes into driving it starts to make the noise. I'm thinking when tensioner gets to a certain temp it fails to hold ?
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