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Any tricks to this? It squeals like a <insert favorite squealing creature here>, and I can't seem to find a good place to get a pry bar in (i.e. NOT against the pulley!) to get it tightened. Car has a standard issue 2.5 V6...

Has anyone had more success approaching from below vs. above?
-Dave
 

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Do you have one of the normal crowbars. If so just pry the top of the alt to the head where there is the extra blob. I think the extra blob is just there for the fulcrum of the lever. Or is the blob for the PS pump.... but ether way with a normal crowbar there has never been a problem. Just do not get it too tight or you will rune the waterpump and the bearings in the alt. also if it is tight and still squeals there might be something else wrong. might check that the waterpump and alt spin free. And maybe a new belt.
 

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ive used my 1/2 breaker bar with success.
 

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Did you inspect your belt for glazing on the edges? Is it the old belt your trying to tighten. If so just spend ten bucks and buy a new good one. did you try cleaning the pulley grooves out with a rag and brake cleaner or gasoline to get the slippery residue off the edges. Thats the first thing you should have done.
 

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How about an update on your squeaky belt situation
 

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Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
Belt no longer squeaking (just needed a prybar in the right spot)... New belt went on about 8 mos back; likely this one broken in over time).
Appreciate all the comments on here. In the "one thing leads to another" dept, driveshaft will need a rebuild (front donut is cracked), and exhaust will get replaced. This was confirmed once papajam took a peek underneath.
I was hoping the occasional burnt rubber smell was from the belt, but no such luck.
Dave
 
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