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#4678482 - 02/26/18 08:42 AM Recommend a serpentine belt?
BAJA_05 Offline


Registered: 02/04/18
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Loc: Berks County/Pa.
Hello everybody,


My sister is bringing over her 08 Acura TL 3.2L this morning to have her oil changed. I noticed yesterday that when she left her serpentine belt is squealing. I personally think its the original belt from 08. What belt do use suggest for her?


Dale
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#4678488 - 02/26/18 08:51 AM Re: Recommend a serpentine belt? [Re: BAJA_05]
rooflessVW Offline


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Dayco, Bando, NAPA, Contitech, Gates... Belts are pretty much belts.

You may look into the tensioner as well.
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#4678494 - 02/26/18 08:54 AM Re: Recommend a serpentine belt? [Re: BAJA_05]
Trav Offline


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For Asian cars I like Bando. They fit well, are quiet and are excellent quality.
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#4678497 - 02/26/18 08:55 AM Re: Recommend a serpentine belt? [Re: BAJA_05]
goodtimes Offline


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On a Camry I had bad results with Bando and perfect results with Dayco.

Oops sorry poster above me who is a professional. I am relating my one time experience.

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#4678505 - 02/26/18 09:06 AM Re: Recommend a serpentine belt? [Re: BAJA_05]
bubbatime Offline


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I like gates and dayco. If it says Made in USA, even better.
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#4678512 - 02/26/18 09:13 AM Re: Recommend a serpentine belt? [Re: goodtimes]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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Originally Posted By: goodtimes
On a Camry I had bad results with Bando and perfect results with Dayco.

Oops sorry poster above me who is a professional. I am relating my one time experience.


Dayco Poly is a good belt, I just had some sizing issues with them on some Honda engines.
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#4678516 - 02/26/18 09:18 AM Re: Recommend a serpentine belt? [Re: Trav]
jeepman3071 Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
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Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
Originally Posted By: Trav
Originally Posted By: goodtimes
On a Camry I had bad results with Bando and perfect results with Dayco.

Oops sorry poster above me who is a professional. I am relating my one time experience.


Dayco Poly is a good belt, I just had some sizing issues with them on some Honda engines.


Dayco Poly is what I run on the Jeeps and they have been good. How much is the OEM for the Acura? If you look online you could probably find an OEM belt for a decent price. It lasted this long...
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#4678536 - 02/26/18 09:33 AM Re: Recommend a serpentine belt? [Re: BAJA_05]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
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Had great luck with my gatorback belt.
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#4678549 - 02/26/18 10:02 AM Re: Recommend a serpentine belt? [Re: BAJA_05]
zzyzzx Offline


Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 4369
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Dayco serpentine belts are fine.
It's their other stuff that's sometimes questionable.

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#4678577 - 02/26/18 10:27 AM Re: Recommend a serpentine belt? [Re: BAJA_05]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
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I think the biggest thing is the right length. On my Liberty, some have equal size tensioner and idler pullies, others on is bigger than the other. Either works, you just have to match the length. I got a Gates tensioner, so I got a Gates belt.
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#4678580 - 02/26/18 10:28 AM Re: Recommend a serpentine belt? [Re: BAJA_05]
2012AccentSE Offline


Registered: 10/08/13
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I used a Drive Rite on my truck and it's been fine. for about 10-15 bucks, it does it's job, no squeaks.
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#4678586 - 02/26/18 10:34 AM Re: Recommend a serpentine belt? [Re: BAJA_05]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19802
Loc: CA
A 2008 should have had the timing belt replaced by now - those are due every 7 years or 100-110k. When the timing belt service was done, the external drive belts should have been replaced at the same time.

If a 2008 still has the original drive belts, it should raise a red flag for you.

For drive belts I only use dealer belts or Bando.
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#4678590 - 02/26/18 10:38 AM Re: Recommend a serpentine belt? [Re: BAJA_05]
Jimzz Offline


Registered: 10/03/14
Posts: 1143
Loc: NoVA
Newer belts are made from EPDM. So the difference from one to another is very minor at best. Buy the newest cheap belt you can find and worry about other things.

Also check out the idler pulley. Squeaking usually comes from that before the belt makes noise.
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#4678649 - 02/26/18 11:36 AM Re: Recommend a serpentine belt? [Re: BAJA_05]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10967
Loc: Idaho
OEM . The labor is the killer.
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#4678710 - 02/26/18 01:03 PM Re: Recommend a serpentine belt? [Re: BAJA_05]
Yah-Tah-Hey Offline


Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3398
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
You won't go wrong with an OEM belt. I don't use anything but OEM belts for my Toyota.

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