I have a few minor questions for you listers:
1. I am going to replace some of those squeaky belts this weekend. Most o
f them are just really old (who knows how old....they were on there when I boug
ht the car). I was just wondering whether or not it would be OK for me to use
belts from NAPA or someplace like that....they have Gates which is a good brand
, or do I have to go to the dealer and bend over for one of thier belts?
2. Should I do anything to the tensioners and pulleys while changine the b
elts, like clean or lubricate them, or should I just make sure they are torqued
down right and are tight?
3. For my squeaky brakes, it was reccomended that I pull the pads off, and
clean them real well, and the backing, and apply some anti-squeak creme (someo
ne reccomended some stuff called Disc Quiet), and that should take care of my p
roblem, right? Anything else I should look at? And, I heard there are these s
tick on type of dampening pads that work a lot like that gel, but are supposedl
y better...where would I get some of these, and would y'all reccomend them over
the gel/creme type stuff? Or, does this not make a darn bit of difference and
I am just wasting valuable list space for useless garbage? Thank you...any adv
ice would be appreciated...I am kinda knew at a lot of this stuff.