Hi guys, Iím a noob and would appreciate some help.
Got a howling sound coming after I had a Highlifter Snorkel installed. Its to the point where my passenger had to cover his ears. I checked the hubs for heat thinking it was a bad bearing. But they were cool and when I put my hand over the center snorkel the howling sound was diminished.
It varies in intensity...
1. As it warms up it gets worse.
2. Going up hill accelerating and with more torque being applied is when it gets painful to the ears.
3. Down hill the sound abates
4. Worse in high, better in low range
5. Cruising in low range between 10-15 mph hardly any sound
So I decided to change the belt since I had a spare Gates G-force belt.
What a PITA! I watched several videos on how to change a belt, they make it look like a piece of cake. My experience was far from what the "How to" videos portrayed . . .
1. Remove the clutch box cover, spread the sheaves, rotate the back clutch and the belt should just, with some elbow grease, slide right off just like in the video, right?
2. Nope! That was a b-itch! Some banged up knuckles and pinched fingers later I finally stuck a stout screwdriver in the sheave holes and with both hands just managed to get it off.
3. Iím now stuck as I canít get the replacement belt back on.
Iím 64 with health problems but I'm not a weakling, so what am I doing wrong?
Pics of my belt...