This is a discussion on belt woes within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; so it reacently rained hard here a few days ago. I had the misfortune of having to drive out in ...
12-20-2008, 10:01 AM #1
so it reacently rained hard here a few days ago. I had the misfortune of having to drive out in it. Anyway, the belts have been squealing since. Never had the problem before. it's cold out, so i dunno if the water just hasnt dried yet or not. any suggestions?
12-20-2008, 11:03 AM #2
how long have the belts been on the car?
12-20-2008, 11:19 AM #3
i dunno, i bought the car a few months ago..they dont look very worn tho...
12-20-2008, 11:28 AM #4
2 options,1)replace both belts 2)throw some comet cleaning powder on the ribbed part of the belt,crank up car and let run for a min.or so,temporary fix.
12-20-2008, 02:06 PM #5
I had a squeeky belt last year during winter time. I replaced it with a goodyear gator and it didn't squeek anymore, but it has returned this year for winter. It goes away after getting warm though and isn't as loud as before.
12-20-2008, 03:12 PM #6
whats this powder you speak of? could it be a pulley?
12-21-2008, 11:20 AM #7
Last edited by 02transamce; 12-21-2008 at 11:25 AM.
12-22-2008, 03:34 PM #8
I have the same problem with the belt squealing after it warms up and i thought it might just be cause of the cold, but i have a couple questions cause i'm kinda new at this and wanna do fix it myself. Is it a major problem or is it something the should be fixed asap and could cause problems? also like i said i'm trying to work on it on my own so is it a do it yourself problem or should i take it to a shop?
12-22-2008, 03:52 PM #9
It's not a big problem. If it's just the belt, you can easily replace it yourself. There's a pulley you can pull down to release the belt and it will come right off. Go to autozone and ask for a good year gator back. There should also be a diagram of the belt configuration under your hood. Here is the link:
There are two belts. I believe you want the P/S, but I'm not sure. Someone here can answer.
If it's a pulley causing the sound then I can't help you, but at least replace the belt and go from there.
Last edited by onetroubledguy; 12-22-2008 at 03:55 PM.
12-22-2008, 08:00 PM #10
thanks man. im hopin its just a belt. pulley sounds like it could be a pain in the ass
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