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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Belt Screeching

Any of you have experience with installing a new belt and then it squeels like crazy? I haven't had a chance to go run it yet and stretch it out, but this is horrible. Was wondering if any of you have had issues with this too.

Just to be clear, it's squeeling when in gear, motor running and at a standstill. It's squeeling as the motor turns and belt is a little tight around the drive pulley. Doesn't do it running along or in neutral at a standstill.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 06:51 PM
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Re: New Belt Screeching

The belts too tight Four by Nut. I used to set my belt like that when I was short tracking to get a jump off the line. I'd tighten it till it squealed and back off just a hair. I've found that there are sevral adjustments that change from car to car. My belt never fit right from the factory. To this day I've neve got the shaft to shaft distance correct on either of my two Redlines.
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Re: New Belt Screeching

I tried like hell yesterday to get the motor moved towards the trans but couldn't get it to go. After looking at it today, I suspect the snubber from the tranmission where it touches the engine may have prevented it from moving far enough. I'm gonna go run it for an hour in a few weekends and try to stretch the belt just a touch. It won't take much. :-)

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Re: New Belt Screeching

Can you open up the secondary? Use the screw with the nut on it and back up the nut enough to let you tighten it a bit. That will open the sheaves a bit. I couldn't get either of my two Redlines to get closer than 12 1/4 I think it was. But used the secondary to tie everything together correctly. I couldn't do it with the bumper removed off the tranny!
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Re: New Belt Screeching

I might give that a try. As a secondary question, with the distance being over spec, aside from the squealing and heating of the belt in one location if I sit like that for a time, are there any other concerns I should have? I'm thinking that it won't matter once the driver starts to close because the driven is based on torque (belt "pulling") and speed. Do I have it right?

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Re: New Belt Screeching

Technically your belt may be a bit short when running flat out top end. I never snapped a single belt in that 1900 lb Riot excepting when my belt guard dropped into the belt. That measurement in the Redline guide is an "ideal" measurement, but about as acurate as "horseshoes and hand grenades" so to speak. It is fine when rolling in my opinion. Sitting still it is wearing a low spot on the belt.
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