Q: Belt makes squealing noise - 1991 Dodge Spirit

asked by on

The belt on my car keeps making squealing noise. I have tried numerous things, including cleaning pulleys, tightening the belt, spraying WD40, candle waxing, sand paper, etc. Once I tightened it so much that the belt blew after a very short distance. WD40 helped somewhat but it the squealing continues. What should I do?

Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1991 Dodge Spirit. The pulleys on the car would need to be checked for alignment. If any of the pulleys are even slightly misaligned, then this will occur. If the pulleys are fine, then they need to be checked for binding by spinning them by hand. If any of them are binding, then this will occur. If you want to have this checked, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to your home or office to diagnose the belt noise and guide you with the correct repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Belt makes squealing noise - 1991 Dodge Spirit

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Slow leak on rear tire

This is somewhat common on many cars. This can be related to the tire itself, the valve stem leaking or the rim simply not sealing on the tire properly. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your...

Q: Welding the harmonic balancer to crank shaft? 1991 Chevrolet S10

Hello - No, welding the harmonic balancer to the crankshaft is not a good idea for at least 2 reasons. Welding the balancer hub to the crankshaft will damage or reverse the benefits of heat-treatment to the crankshaft itself -...

Q: Terrible squealing upon cold start and for a few minutes while driving afterward.

Hello. The noise you are hearing is that new serpentine belt sliding and skipping on the pulleys they are driving. This is typically caused by the belt being loose, or a pulley refusing to turn freely. Your vehicle is equipped...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...