Need Some Help With My Belt

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  1. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    So ive been chasing my tail on this issue for a week now but my belt squals like a mofo. Its all new underdrive pullies new belt tensioner pulley. At first i thought it was the alternator bearings or something when i removed the alternator it made a terrible squeal noise so replaced that and the squealing is still there now my belt routing is unconventional because i flipped the tensioner to where it pushes out to tension the belt.

    http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/mhare686/media/car2_zps59dbf99d.jpg.html

    Heres a picture of how i routed it. If someone could tell me what im doing wrong i do know between the crank and alternator i have some slop when its running.
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  2. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Heres a actual picture and not a link sorry.

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  3. f8tlfiveo

    f8tlfiveo My wife likes my spool and blow-off valve.

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    Are all of your accessories in line? How much tension is on the belt?
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    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Why do you have two tensioners on there? You could clean it up by removing the factory style tensioner and using a standard rotation water pump. That way, you just have 3 pulleys and you adjust the tension with the turnbuckle on the alternator.
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    Bullitt95 Active Member

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    There's nothing wrong with the routing of your belt but I suspect that there isn't enough belt tension. You might wanna relocate your tensioner as per this diagram:

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    I tried that routing years ago, March made the kit to put the factory tensioner on the drivers side. I had the same issue...squeeled like a pig since the belt was never tight enough.

    Is this a daily driver?



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  7. 84Ttop

    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    Same here, never had much success with that setup.
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  8. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Yeah daily driver and i did it this way because one i dont wanna change out my water pump and two i had the extra tensioner for more belt wrap there was a write up a couple years ago on corral that i went with he used a 59.25" belt that squealed bad and then i dropped it down to 57" and still squeals i wonder if i should take it off and add a standard pulley and use the march kit
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  9. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    So does anyone know of a standard pulley i can use in place of the tensioner i have. I want to get good belt wrap but all the brackets like the a/c elimination bracket bolts to tje power steering pump and i have neither
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  10. mikestang63

    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    you can buy a March or knockoff alternator bracket that has a threaded rod to adjust the belt manually. Perhaps that will solve the issue.

    [​IMG]

    You also should check the pulleys for built up gunk that can cause the belt to slip.
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  11. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    I have one already im looking for just a solid pulley to get added belt wrap around waterpump
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  12. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    my old setup...

    DSCI0001.jpg
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  13. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    This worked for you? What size belt
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