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belt squiek when plowing

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by clipper, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. clipper

    clipper Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 12

    I have a 03 f-250 with a 5.4. When I am plowing parking lots or roads the serpentine belt gets wet, and then the alternator stops working for a few moments. Does any one else have this problem? And what was the fix if any thing.

    I have a 8ft fisher, with a rubber snow deflector.
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    It could be your belt is a worn and has a bunch of slack in it, or the tensioner is bad
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Get the manual and check the wear gage. If you don't have a manual the library has them somewhere. The tensioner's go bad all the time too. Getting wet should not matter.
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    If the tensioner and belt are tight you might try spraying a little belt dressing on the belt. It will make the belt sticky and not slip.
  5. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I would change the belt. If it still does it then your tensioner or alternator bearing's are bad.
  6. clipper

    clipper Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 12

    The belt looks fine, but I will put a new one on this weekend. Then maybe it will snow.....ya right, I couldent buy a snow flake this winter up here!!!!!!:mad: :mad: :cry:
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    We get snow flakes but not enough to trigger push time ! Even the salters are slow this winter just like last !