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Whining/hissing belts?

How do I quiet them? Is there something I can spray on the pulleys or the belts, themselves?

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How do I quiet them? Is there something I can spray on the pulleys or the belts, themselves?
Yes, there is a spay that you can pick up at any auto parts store that will lube the belts. this will quite them as well as extend their life.



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Yes, there is a spay that you can pick up at any auto parts store that will lube the belts. this will quite them as well as extend their life.
Thanks very much. What about the pulleys themselves? Can I use WD-40 with the straw, etc.?

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You shouldn't use belt dressing on Serpintine belts. Besides, the stuff makes a sticky mess. Did you replace any of your belts recently? Spend the money and buy a new belt, if you haven't replaced it recently.

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Youshouldn't use belt dressing on Serpintine belts. Besides, the stuff makes a sticky mess. Did you replace any of your belts recently? Spend the money and buy a new belt, if you haven't replaced it recently.
I just purchased the vehicle with 27.5K on it. They aren't crazy loud (the belts)...only detectable when I have the hood open, etc. You know how we are with our toys when we first get them, lol.

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How hard it it to replace the belt. I would like to do it myself when it is time. I bet the dealership will charge at least $100.

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Their usually not hard to do. You may need a breaker bar to unload the belt tensioner. Their is usually a decal under the hood showing the routing of the belt around the pulleys.
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I was reading a thread last night....and I lost it, lol. Does anyone know the link to the thread where a couple people had removed the factory snorkel from the Commander because it was so restrictive? They were also talking about disconnecting the pos. cable from the battery for 30 min or so and turning the key to the on position for a minute to reset the computer....something about setting new shiftpoints, etc. for better milage. Anyway, I lost the thread, lol. Thanks

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WD-40 would NOT be the right tool for this job, but I do agree that a belt replacement would be best if you can do it and it is a job you should be able to do yourself.



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WD-40 would NOT be the right tool for this job, but I do agree that a belt replacement would be best if you can do it and it is a job you should be able to do yourself.


Thanks. I'm probably just a bit over concerned....and will wait a bit before I cahnge them. At what milage do they usually recommend changing the belts?

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