Chrysler Q&A

Ask Your Question

2000 Chrysler Town & Country Question: 2000 T&C Lxi w/3.8 Chirping Belt and or accessories

 

Question

WMA, South Weymouth, MA, March 29, 2013, 06:15
 Rookie

For the past 3-4 years we've experienced an increasingly loud (and annoying) chirping (sounds almost like a grinding tick) from the belt or associated accessories. I've had pulleys, power steering, shaft seal and numerous belts changed. The last change was to to install a slightly smaller belt - now it seems louder. It is a loud chirp/tick and is constant, increasing in frequency as the engine speed increases. 3 different techs, same problem; ANY suggestion would be appreciated.

2 Answers
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    tdtoolbox March 29, 2013, 18:13
     Journeyman

    water pump

    Flag This
  • Reply

    WMA, April 02, 2013, 05:24
     Rookie

    Thanks for the suggestion - I'll take a look at the water pump.

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #2

    highspeed101 from S.o.s. Performance Auto, March 29, 2013, 19:59
     Enthusiast

    CHRYSLER AND DODGE HAVE A UPDATED BELT AND TENSIONER KIT
    IF YOU STILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL TENSIONER IT WILL CHIRP MATER WHAT YOU CHANGE
    DONT FORGET WHEN YOU GET A UPDATED TENSIONER YOU WILL HAVE TO GET UPDATED BELT TWO ( UPDATED BELT HAS GROVES ON BOTH SIDE )

    Flag This
  • Reply

    WMA, April 02, 2013, 05:26
     Rookie

    I believe we have changed the tensioner, but I will look into this and get Chrysler products only. Thank you.

    Reply
    Flag This