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I have a 2005 Tundra. I just replaced the serpentine belt last year with a Duralast (which my dad recommended) and now it's squealing again. I replaced the belt last year because it started squealing, then had no problems until now. Could this have something to do with the weather being dry? I live in bipolar Florida so one day it's warm then the next its cold. I have bought and applied belt dressing from Autozone, but it hasn't really worked. It works maybe for about a day, then starts squealing again the next. What should I do?
 

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I do have the right size belt.
 

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Belt dressing is a waste of time and money, it just melts the surface and you get some tackiness for a while but not long. Your tensioner is probably going.
 

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Belt dressing is a waste of time and money, it just melts the surface and you get some tackiness for a while but not long. Your tensioner is probably going.
Agree, check that the tensioner is working properly.


Also, check that the ribbed portions are seated properly in the grooves of the pulleys.
 

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Belt dressing is a waste of time and money, it just melts the surface and you get some tackiness for a while but not long. Your tensioner is probably going.
If an application of that belt dressing crap stops it, even for a little while, it isn't a tensioner... Frankly, he needs a new belt now that he has all that spray dressing on it.
 

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In the past I have used good old white tooth paste for belt dressing. Once the belt is glazed a light application of tooth paste, which has pumice in it, will cut the glaze and usaually stop the squeal.
A travel size tube resides in my tool box.
 

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I do have the right size belt.
But is it a Gatorback?
Mine did the same thing. Squeels when it get cold and damp. Replaced with a gatorback and it has never squealed again.
 

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I'm a Toyota technician and I own a 06 DC. I had an accessory belt noise that I couldn't fix. I did the TSB for the tensioner and A/C mounting bracket and it didn't work. My FTS (Field Tech. Specialist) recommended the Gatorback as well. Toyota doesn't usually recommend non-OEM parts, but in this case he did... and it worked.
 

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Well I probably should have replied last year to this... but I "fixed" the squeal. I had to take the belt off and clean it. That belt dressing sure is nasty. Big mistake I won't ever make again. After hearing all the talk about Gatorback belts, I'll definitely be getting one when I have to replace my current belt. Also I'm happy to report I'm running 106,000 miles on my truck and the stock tensioner is still good!
 
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