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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
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very loud squealing sound about 15 minutes after driving
Well, if you've removed the belt and still get the noise, that eliminates most of the normal causes like alternators and idler pulleys. I doubt it has anything to do with the water in the cooling system although you absolutely...
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Squealing noise?!
Hey there. You have a binding accessory on the engine like the A/C compressor or pulley, power steering pump, or an idler pulley. You should first test the computer to see if the power steering pressure switch is activating by...
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Squealing
It sounds like it could be your brakes; however, it could be a belt. I have seen issues where the belt won't make noise until you let off the gas. I will give you some steps to go through to...
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Squealing
Hello, thank you for writing in. If any of your belts are bad or about you break you want to be careful driving. Breaking down makes you an easy target for negligent drivers and is dangerous. The timing belt breaking...
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Rear differential noise
The noise is not coming from the pinion seal, but the pinion bearings are bad and this is why the pinion seal is leaking. You will need to have the rear end bearings and seals replaced. If you'd like to...
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High pitch squeal
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the issue is related to the drive belts (which are commonly known for excess squealing sounds when needed maintenance), then you would likely be able to hear it better from outside of the...
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Engine noise
I believe your air conditioning compressor may be locking up and causing the belt to squeal. The compressor has a clutch that engages the compressor when the A/C is turned on and after a while they may fail and lock...
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Drive belt squealing
Hello, if there is a noisy belt, belt condition should be checked to see if the belt are stretched out or dry. While the engine is running the idler and tensioner pulley should be checked for noisy bearings. This engine...
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Car squealing.
The pulleys on the engine or the tensioner is the cause. The belt could be bad also. I would recommend having a mechanic, like the certified ones at YourMechanic, come and check it out for you to see if this...
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Car squealing when accelerating
Your concern sounds like your serpentine belt. After time corrosion and/or rust can build up in the grooves of the pulleys and the belt causing such a sound to be produced. The tensioner should also be inspected for proper operation,...
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Brakes Squealing
If you only replaced the brake pads and not the rotors or drums (if equipped in the rear), then you may look at getting them replaced or resurfaced. If you are getting squealing only when you push on the brakes...
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brakes
Brake noise is not normal and is due to the failure to use OEM (dealer supplied) brake pads, apply shims to the pads as required in the OEM set-up, use appropriate anti-squeal compounds, and also failure to properly re-surface the...
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Belt squealing
This is a pretty common problem for your vehicle. Your serpentine belts are likely worn out. In addition it is highly likely that you could have a bad pulley or belt tensioner. If any one of these things are a...
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When I am accelerating, my car makes a squealing noise
You should have the serpentine belt checked to see if belt is in need to be replaced or tensioner is causing slipping of belt. If it is replace tensioner and belt.
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Whistling like supercharger when reviving in park or driving and sounds goes when letting off gas in park or drive
The problem sound like your belt is either slipping from the belt is too loose or is oversized. Check to see if the belt is loose. You may have incorrect belt or tensioner is not holding belt tight enough. ...
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I drive a 2006 Suzuki forenza manual, whenever I break my RPM goes up and I get a screeching noise slowing down.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There have been many similar complaints about this model and others. The issue may be caused by several different components, and you will want to check into each of them. To begin, you will...
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Squealing noise 2010 Range Rover
Hello. This is caused by an oil leak in the engine. I usually use dye in the engine to find the source of the leak. In a lot of cases on this engine the entire motor will need to be...
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I had front brakes and rotors replaced and now my brakes are squeaking and grinding when I come to a stop. I just had front and b
Hello, thank you for writing in. A squealing noise typically happens because there is a vibration between the pad and the rotor. This is likely pertaining to the caliper that moves the brake pad back and forth. While they may...
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Steering wheel groans/sputters on turns
Hello, thank you for writing in. The previous tech who examined the vehicle may be correct, but it is impossible to verify that without the vehicle in front of us. The steering column can cause these symptoms, but so can...
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I hear a squeak (more like a constant chirp) is when the steering wheel is cranked all the way in either direction 2005 Hyundai Elantra
Hello. This is common because when the wheel is turned all of the way in one direction it puts the most pressure on the power steering pump. If the belt is good and tight then the pump is not bypassing...

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