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2008 Ford f 150 Replaced serpentine belt 2 weeks later heard

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2008 Ford f 150
Replaced serpentine belt 2 weeks later heard squeaks
was told water pump needed to be replaced
test drove it and heard nothing
24 hours later I hear squeaking not all the time but sometime
Does it need time to wear in?
I am a very busy individual and i need my truck.
Any help would be greatful.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 2 years ago.
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No, the serpentine belt does not need to break in. If the belt has been replaced and is making noise but is not wet (from coolant or oil), then either the new serpentine belt is bad or it is loose. Keep in mind, it could be loose because of a few different reasons. If the belt is too big (it will be loose), if there is a pulley that is bad (that will cause the belt to be loose) or if the serpentine belt tensioner is starting to get weak it can cause the belt to be loose as well. So be sure to check those as well.

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