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I have a whining squealing noise coming from somewhere in my pulley system and serpentine belt.
If the noise changed when the battery was replaced, I would first suspect the alternator. Sometimes, when a bearing/bushing starts to go bad it will only make noise with the belt installed, as the tension can cause pressure to be...
I have a loud squealing noise that is intermittent.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Usually, squealing noises are attributed to a loose belt somewhere on the vehicle, in which case, the serpentine belt could be the issue. However, since you're experiencing this only during the reverse gear, it could...
How do I tell if my power steering is going bad in my 2005 BMW x3?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Unfortunately, it sounds like your steering rack is done for, and needs to be replaced. This appears to be a wide-spread problem with this vehicle, without a recall or customer satisfaction program from BMW. If...
Terrible squealing upon cold start and for a few minutes while driving afterward.
Hello. The noise you are hearing is that new serpentine belt sliding and skipping on the pulleys they are driving. This is typically caused by the belt being loose, or a pulley refusing to turn freely. Your vehicle is equipped...
Engine overheating - 1994 Mercury Capri
Hello. I usually start by checking to see if the thermostat is opening as it should and see if the engine cooling fan is functioning. If the fan is not turning on, then that needs to be repaired. If the...
Belts keeps breaking - 1992 Mercury Capri
Hello. If this all started after the alternator was replaced, then that is more than likely the problem. If the alternator is defective and has an internal bearing failure then this will occur. Also, if the alternator is not mounted...
Overheating with squealing
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a failing water pump or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know, the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the...
Short quiet squeal accompanied by what feels like the engine 'catching' and sort of jerking slightly
Hello there, thanks for writing in. The vehicle squealing and catching can have a variety of causes on your 1993 Plymouth Sundance. When the vehicle catches and squeals like this it is likely a problem with the belt slipping. The...
A/C compressor
Check the condition of the drive belt. If the belt looks cracked or worn, it may be slipping and making a squealing noise. Consider hiring one of our mobile experts to come out and offer a personal diagnosis of the...
Chirping in motor. Not a pulley or belt. Took the belt off and still squeals.
Hi, thanks for writing in. It is likely that an engine overhaul or replacement would be necessary if the engine is making the same noise that a bad serpentine belt would make. This could be piston rings scratching against the...
Lots of squealing from engine. I have been told idle pulley bad. Mechanic out of town. Should I drive car? Land Rover LR3
It would be recommended not to drive the vehicle until it is looked at by a certified mechanic. If the [idler pulley])( were to fail, the drive belt would be unable to spin the water pump and cause an overheating...
Timing kit squealing after new one was installed
It sounds like something might have been misaligned or not installed correctly during the previous service. I would recommend retracing your steps to see if any steps were not done properly or if any steps were missed. I would go...
Tire drag on the front right passenger side. New calipers, everything is new on the front end
Hi, thanks for writing in. This is a common sign of a failing wheel bearing. When this happens, you will normally experience a grinding sound as you describe in addition to some dragging or a sight howling noise. This can...
Car has trouble moving forward and backwards. Do you know how to fix?
With the information given, a proper diagnosis cannot be given. However, hopefully we can steer you in a direction that will help. At first it sounds like a clutch issue. The clutch may be failing to disengage entirely once the...
My car squeals like death when I brake but only shortly after starting it, why is that?
Brake squeal is actually a high frequency vibration. The best way to reduce it is to disassemble whichever brakes - front, rear, or all 4 wheels - that is causing the squeal. A light sanding of the pads/rotors or shoes/drums...
Why my right wheel is squealing?
Hello and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The control arm that you put on your Infiniti is probably not the same as the OEM parts. This will change the alignment angles for camber, caster, and toe. Check the old control arm...
Noise by thr breaks
A random squeak or squeal from newly installed brake pads may be normal. If you think something may be wrong then have a mechanic do a complete brake inspection to make sure everything is okay. The brake pads may be...
Squaling noise
In most cases, the squealing noise from under the hood is caused by worn out or damaged belts, including the serpentine belt, AC belt or power steering drive belt. If your 2005 Altima has more than 50,000 miles, it may...
My car is running fine but, today i hear a squealing sound when my car is turned on. What could this be?
Hi there. A squealing noise as you've described sounds like a belt noise. A loose, weakened, or stretched belt may be the culprit. However, a weak belt tensioner could also be the root cause of the noise. Either of these...
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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