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2000 rodeo: i step on the gas, has a new belt

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my 2000 rodeo squiwls loudly when turned on, even more when i step on the gas, has a new belt,
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.

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If the belt is new than you may have low tension on the belt due to a bad tensioner or one of the accesories is dragging. Does it do this with A/C off? Also make sure there is not something leaking on the belt.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes it does make the noise when the a/c is off. can a tensioner be easily tightned. i tried but they were hard already.
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.
The self tensioners are automatic but when they go bad they will not hold enough tension and have to be replaced.
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