Noisy Belt

Recently, it got cold here and the belt on my 1996 Ford Ranger started to squeak. It has continued to squeak periodically since. I inspected the belt and it looks fine and all of the pulleys appear to be in alignment. For your information, I had the belt replaced several years ago and this is the first time it has ever squeaked. Do you have any suggestions?



“I had the belt replaced several years ago.”

This in itself is reason enough to replace the belt to see if it stops the squealing. And while the belt is off, have all the pulley’s turned by hand to make sure a bearing isn’t causing the noise.