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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Serpentine/Drive Belt
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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Rear Window Transmission
If you hear squealing noises or the window jerks, stops moving halfway, or doesn't move at all, get the rear window transmission inspected.
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AC clutch making squealing noise
Of course, make sure the oil and refrigerant charge are correct. Too much of either will create an excessive load on the compressor. Also, check the operating pressures to see if they are within an acceptable range. Check belt alignment...
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Whining sound when I accelerate and shift from gear to gear. 1992 Ford F150
Hello - you may be ruling out the throwout bearingthen too quickly, since your first symptoms are the noise occurs when you shift. Try taking the belt off (so that no engine-driven accessories are turning), starting the engine, then press...
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Squealing noise coming from hood while idling
The situation you are describing sounds like it is probably coming from the throwout bearing on the clutch. These bearing are considered "sealed" units, that don't have provisions for maintenance. Over time, the bearing will accumulate debris, and the lubricant...
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Screeching serpentine belt when the a/c is on. Is this a problem with the serpentine belt?
Hi there. There is a problem with the alternator or a/c compressor clutch pulley. Check the pulleys out on each item and see which one is creating a heavy load or a skipping feeling as if the bearing is seizing...
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There is a repititive squeak during acceleration usually between 1,000 and 2,000 rpms. CVT
Hello. Typically squealing noises related to engine speed are attributed to the drive belts. It may be a pulley, or the belt itself slipping. This can happen for many reasons. It does not happen in Park because the engine is...
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What are the signsof a bad tensioner pulley?
The most common cause of noise in the front of the motor having to do with the accessories is the tensioner and idler pulley bearings get noisey. I have also seen where the a/c compressor pulley bearing gets noisey. You...
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Loud squealing sound and burning rubber smell
As you know, when your car is started in cold weather in the mornings, the belts are also cold and much less pliable than when they are warm. As the engine speeds up at a much faster pace than the...
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My car makes a loud squealing sound when I start it, and sometimes and when I stop.
This is likely a squealing belt which is a common problem with engine drive belts. When you start the engine (especially when it is cold), the drive belts are instantly subjected to the strong torque of the motor turning them...
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ABS Light, Check Engine Light, and squeal
Hi there. There could be a squeak from the serpentine belt. Also, check the brake system for any sticking brakes that could cause a squeaking sound. For the light coming back on for the mass air flow sensor, check the...
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Truck makes a squealing noise when starting - 2002 Dodge Ram 1500
Have you checked the condition of the drive belt? If the belt is very loose or worn, it may cause noises when there is a load put on the belt drive. If the belt looks like it is in bad...
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My car is making a weird high-pitched whirring sound - 2000 Pontiac Sunfire
Hi there. In most cases when you hear a screaming or squealing noise under the hood, it's related to a belt that is loose or is beginning to show signs of wear. Since you're having AC issues, the problem could...
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Squealing noises from front passenger side
Hello. Thanks for writing in. If the noise and the light are related, then it is the rear brakes that are causing the noise. It is completely possible for an emergency brake to engage when it shouldn't. This means components...
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Sudden metal screeching sound only while in drive. 2010 Kia Forte
Hello - this noise is most likely coming from the transmission since it is only noticeable in "Drive". A problem that was present in every gear, or Park/Neutral, could be an engine accessory belt-driven noise, but your symptoms do not...
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Car makes a screeching noise when foot is on brake and in drive.
Hi. This is a tricky problem to solve because it is intermittent problem. A lot of times with intermittent problems, they have to become a consistent problem so the problem can be fixed properly. There is a possibility that the...
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My Small SUV is squealing while I'm slowing down and I'm not pressing on the brakes.
Hi there. The noise could be the brakes indicator rubbing on the rotors on the front of your vehicle. This is the reminder to have the brakes replaced. If the brakes are new or have lots of friction material remaining,...
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Noise when turning the steering wheel.
Hello. Noises when you turn the wheel can be caused by many things. A few common causes are worn steering or suspension components, or as you stated a problem with the power steering pump or system. The steering and suspension...
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Loud squeal when clutch is depressed.
Hello. A squealing clutch can be caused by a few different things, depending on where the noise appears to be coming from. If the clutch is squealing when you depress the pedal then it may be possible that the clutch...
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My vehicle has a Starting/Sometimes running issue. What's wrong?
Hi there. Check to see if the vacuum pump has seized up on the engine. If the pulley is not turning then the belt will make a screeching noise and put a huge load on the engine. The extra load...
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My car feels like jumpy or chirpy. I had oil change a week before.
Hi there. Check the serpentine / drive belt on the engine. The chirping noise that you are hearing is the belt being loaded up or slipping. If the belt is old, then I recommend replacing the belt with a new...
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Car squeals when started 2005 Hyundai Elantra
Hello - the squealing noise you describe is most likely caused by a worn serpentine (accessory) belt, a weak tensioner for that belt. This causes the belt to slip under a load, and squeal as you describe. This condition will...

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