Hi guys, i recently put a new water pump in my xb cuz the old one was leaking fluid. i also changed my belts. i kept getting a belt squeal when i use my a/c. it only did it when i used my a/c. i tried adjusting it to no avail. so i thought maybe i had a bad alternator belt. i replaced it today. now im getting the squeal with or without the ac being off. i dont know what im doing wrong. one of my buddies said maybe the ac compressor bearing was going out. if anyone has any advice id greatly appreciate it. i really dont want to take it to a shop. but cuz i live in Vegas i need my ac. thanks in advanced.
hi guys, thanks for advice. To james no i havent even touched the compressor let alone the bolts for it. im starting to think im not tightening belt enough. i let the car idle for a few minutes and looked at the belt. the power steering belt is moving but looks tight but when i look at the alternator belt it looks like its flapping around. i thought maybe my eyes were playing a trick on me cuz its spinning pretty fast. im gonna try and tighten it more and see if that does anything. when i adjust belt im doing it from the alternator and i only pull the alternator back by hand and then tighten bolts. ive read in a couple forums to use a screwdriver to pull alternator back so it seems most likely im not putting enough tension on belt. ive also read though that if u tighten it too much itll mess up the waterpump and i dont want to do that since i just replaced it. i wont use belt dressing cuz its a new belt and is not a long term solution.
update guys, i got home from work this morning nd adjusted the belt. i got it as tight as i could. i took it for a test drive and it didnt squeel at all. my wife took it to work and she text me that it did chirp a little but thats it. i can live with a little chirping since thats what its done the last three years we've owned it. thanks guys for all the help