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Belts
« on: October 16, 2007, 09:44:10 AM »
Im not sure what I need for belts for my truck. There starting to squeek and wine. I have a 73 c/20 454 auto trans, ac. I looked on rockauto and they had over 6 different belts.

Can anyone turn me to the correct belts. I would like to replace them all.

Zach
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Re: Belts
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2007, 10:03:08 AM »
Just pull the ones you have off and take them to the store and get ones to match.  Generally they have numbers on them.

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Re: Belts
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2007, 10:16:59 AM »
and as you can see from the prices on rockauto- the Gates belts are cheaper but still excellent quality.
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Re: Belts
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2007, 03:33:05 PM »
Ok thanks
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Re: Belts
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2007, 04:49:05 PM »
Gates belts made in Mexico stretch more than the ones made in the USA. Just something I noticed while getting my ac working a few years ago.
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Re: Belts
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2007, 06:13:37 PM »
Got them all installed today! Not that hard for someone whos never changed belts! On thing I noticed is that my lights are brighter now ???
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Re: Belts
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2007, 08:59:30 PM »
When 1 thing goes everything goes :'(

Now I need a new dimmerswitch. Cheap but all of a sudden everything is breaking.
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Offline 1973c20

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Re: Belts
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2007, 09:20:19 PM »
Your lights might be brighter because the alternator is being spun more since the new belt is tighter.

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Re: Belts
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2007, 09:25:24 PM »
I realize that, but also when I hit the dimmer switch for my brights my lights die.
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Re: Belts
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2007, 09:27:50 PM »
Hmm might be a wiring problem, though I'm not positive on that. I'd say try a new switch and if that doesn't work, then check the wiring from the switch to the lights.

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Re: Belts
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2007, 09:56:48 PM »
Ya, Im thinking its the switch because the brights just stopped working tonight. And my lights have been acting up lately. My gauge lites have been getting dim and then bright...

And the batter and alternator have been checked and are fine. So Im hoping that its just the dimmer switch.
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