[Vwdiesel] water pump belt

paul lew biovolks at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 12 12:42:29 PST 2008

I've had persistent squeels in the past on the alternator belt.
The pulley surfaces were too glazed, so I used some light sand paper on them, and that fixed the squeeling.

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> From: "Pam & Doug Boes"
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> Subject: [Vwdiesel] belt tension
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> I have a belt that goes from the crank to the water pump to
> the PS pump.
> Bentley says the correct tension is 3/16". I had just
> put a new belt on and
> it squeeled a lot and was thrown off while I was driving. I
> figured I must
> have had it too tight. No I've loosened the belt twice
> and it still squeels.
> How loose can I go before it will fall off from being too
> loose. If it
> squeels at almost idle and goes away at speed, is that OK?


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