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Yours is a Gen 1 Tundra. I happen to also own a 2006 (gen 1) Tundra and have had the experience you describe. The solution is to replace your belt with a Goodyear Gatorback. :D
 

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generally replace the belt or tensioner if thats where the noise is coming from. but sounds like the belt. and theres no "tightening" it...it has a tensioner that keeps it tight.
 

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Goodyear Gatorback! I did the TSB on mine and took care of the squeeling /belt noise for a little over a year. After it came back I installed a Gatorback. Was real bad in wet weather. Put the gatorback on and it is now silent. 30$ after tax at autozone.
 

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check your tesioner pulleys and idler pulleys might have a lil suface rust on them or the belt might have a glaze on it?
 

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Curious--has anyone ever installed a slightly shorter belt to fix this? Reason I ask is, I had a Chevy (never again!) with the turbo diesel and they have a similar belt squealing problem, and some guys figured out that installing a belt 1/2" shorter than OEM took care of it, and also making sure to use the gatorback. The length of the belt is right in a belt's part #, so it wouldn't take much to figure how how long a Tundra serpentine belt is, then get one 1/2" shorter. The tensioners on these trucks just seem so weak....
 

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Curious--has anyone ever installed a slightly shorter belt to fix this? Reason I ask is, I had a Chevy (never again!) with the turbo diesel and they have a similar belt squealing problem, and some guys figured out that installing a belt 1/2" shorter than OEM took care of it, and also making sure to use the gatorback. The length of the belt is right in a belt's part #, so it wouldn't take much to figure how how long a Tundra serpentine belt is, then get one 1/2" shorter. The tensioners on these trucks just seem so weak....
No need get the right belt in the gatorback flavor and it fixes 90% of the trucks. I had the TSB done on mine and a year later the Squeal was back I put on the new gator back and 50k later not a squeal one.
 

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+1 on the Gatorback!
 
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