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Serpentine Belt?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by rons23, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Jan 5, 2015 at 6:45 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 [OP] Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Was wondering if anybody has had issues with loud squeaking, squealing, and twitching. I hear it when I start my truck, which is on the weekends as I drive another vehicle. My 2008 has around 70 k on it. I have read a slough of comments about this issue. It eventually goes away, but I'm on the Obx and it doesn't get that cold. Was thinking about changing belt. Should I go with a better belt or stay factory. Plus could this be a tensioner or pulley problem. Any help would appreciated as always. Thanks
     
  2. Jan 5, 2015 at 6:55 PM
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    I did on my 2012...but each time I brought it into the dealer for the warranty on it, they could not duplicate it. Go figure.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2015 at 7:04 PM
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    Thanks for your prompt response Sean, but not sure what your saying. When you brought it in it wouldn't make the noise, did it fix it
     
  4. Jan 5, 2015 at 8:54 PM
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    Nope. It was interment...sometimes it did it, sometimes it didn't.

    I traded the truck in shortly after for the CM model due to space requirements.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2015 at 6:58 AM
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    This means that the belt is slipping. Caused by lack of tension or worn belt. I don't have any experience with this for the Tundras. Mine does not do this.
    With only 70k on the belt i would think it was tension vs worn belt but you could have both checked.
     
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  6. Jan 6, 2015 at 4:35 PM
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    Thanks guy's, gonna have it looked at when I get a software update on truck. Quick question though. I looked at the Goodyear Gator Back Belt, vs $200 Toyota belt. Has anyone used this belt. I've heard good things from some other forums. Thanks
     
  7. Jan 6, 2015 at 11:02 PM
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    I would go with Toyota, just to be safe as it is the serpentine belt ...
     
  8. Jan 21, 2015 at 10:31 AM
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    I just replaced my belt tensioner pulley and idler pulley along with the belt. Had the same problem loud squealing for a bit than it would go away. Real quick and easy job as well
     
  9. Jan 23, 2015 at 10:57 PM
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    I'm sure you'll be ok with a good name brand. If you have heard good reviews even better.
     
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  10. Mar 28, 2015 at 7:50 PM
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    Gatorback Belt, fixed my problem. Awesome product.
     
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