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Curing Belt Squeal

Here are five techniques you can use to solve belt noise problems.

Elgin PRO-STOCK Expands Ford 5.0L Coyote Engine Offering

These naturally aspirated, DOHC engines are found in Mustang GT, Mustang Boss 302 and F150 models.

5 Tricks To Solving Belt Noise

Engineering a belt system is one of the most difficult jobs for OEMs. There are contact, frictional, centrifugal and peripheral forces that must be taken into account. If they get it right, the belt will be quiet, efficient and last 100,000 miles. If they get it wrong, the belt will be noisy or rob the engine of power. For technicians, the job is even tougher. Variables that the engineer did not factor in can put the belt and your diagnostic skills to the test. But there are four techniques you can use to solve belt noise problems.

Belt Wear Diagnostics

The original equipment belts on late-model vehicles are made of synthetic materials and are far more heat-resistant and wear-resistant than older materials. These innovations mean serpentine belts may last up to 100,000 miles before they need to be replaced. If a belt fails sooner, you need to be a detective and investigate why it failed.

Cracked serpentine belt