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Old 01-11-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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Squealing Belt

I recently did my timing belt, and I also replaced all the aux belts. Now one of the aux belts is squealing (power steering I think). It is usually only at lower rpm's/speeds and only when there is a load on the car. All the belts are tight so I don't know whats causing this.

Any help would be appreciated, Thanks!!
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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how old is the belt? if its not new, it could have some glazing on the sides of the belting.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:22 PM   #3
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You can spray some belt dressing on the belts while they're running, to see which one is the problem...
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:24 PM   #4
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Was it a v-belt? I ask this cause the width of the belt might not have been the wright one for your car. Some times the jobbers give you a belt that's close but just not wright.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:27 PM   #5
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All the belts are new. I bought all the aux belts from bimmerspecialists, so they should be the correct ones.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:37 PM   #6
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How tight is it? When you press your finger on it there should be 1/4 inch of tension
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:10 PM   #7
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All the belts are new. I bought all the aux belts from bimmerspecialists, so they should be the correct ones.
That's good to hear. Ya I would be double checking the tension on the belt then.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:03 PM   #8
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I checked the tension on the belts, the a/c and alternator are fine, but the power steering belt is pretty tight. I tried to get a bit more slack on the belt, but I didn't have much luck. The power steering pump didn't move much at all.

Will the squealing stop over time as the belt stretches?

Thanks for all the input!
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:41 PM   #9
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squealing is the belt slipping on the pulleys. Usually this is caused because the belt is not tight enough. Try cranking your adjusters and putting some more tension on em.
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