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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Serpentine/Drive Belt
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Hi my belts squeels randomly when I turn my car on. Today for the first time while I was driving it started to squeel, what could
Noise of that type is often due to a failed or failing bearing in one of the pulleys or accessories (e.g., alternator, water pump, A/C compressor) that is driven by the serpentine belt, the belt is not properly tensioned, or...
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Squealing and clicking noise from back part of the car but only when moving forward
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first step is to definitively determine if the noise happens when the vehicle is moving (and it is brake or wheel related), or if the noise happens constantly when the vehicle is running....
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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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I have 2015 dodge dart and it's makes a high pitch screeching sound on idle not consistently is it normal? Dealership said it is.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The noise you are hearing is not normal for most properly functioning engines, and although the damage may not be obvious right this moment, the component at fault may be on it's way out....
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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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What would cause my engine to make a squealing noise in my 2012 Jeep Wrangler
Hi there. From your description of the noise and when it occurs it sounds like it is coming from the belt. It may be as simple as a worn out belt or one of the engine accessories may be failing....
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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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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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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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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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im getting a loud squeal from the brakes. However the brake pads and rotors are absolutely fine and relatively new.
This circumstance is not unusual and can be caused by the use of non-OEM rotors and brake pads and also the failure to re-apply factory specified shims and/or appropriate anti-squeal compounds and lubricants. Unfortunately, if and once non-OEM parts and...
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my vehicle is making a loud squealing noise, I think it is the power steering pump. it has been leaking fluid for awhile
Hello, thank you for writing in. The power steering pump is a very common place for the system to leak fluid. The pump can mechanically fail, it can crack, and more commonly the gaskets and seal fail. With that being...
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Strange loud squeal
Downloading the diagnostic code(s) that have caused the check engine light to illuminate will probably provide a major clue as to the origin of the noise. A check engine light diagnostic can be requested to deal with that and, at...
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Changed valve cover now it squeals
If you are getting a belt that is squealing then you may have got liquid on the belt and may need to clean the belts and pulleys with soap and water to remove any residue that may be causing the...
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squeal sound from rear passenger wheel when driving bumpy roads
The noise is probably brake or wheel bearing related. If brake related, it might be due to the brake pad wear indicator contacting the rotors. If you desire that this problem be diagnosed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic...
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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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I just got my serpentine belt replaced and it's squealing when I start the car and sometimes when I hit the gas
Noise of that type is due to a failed or failing bearing in one of the pulleys or accessories (e.g., alternator, water pump, A/C compressor) that is driven by the serpentine belt, the belt is not properly tensioned, or the...
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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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Hello, I just got a 2001 Montaro Sport and I went to get in tonight and it started squealing. What cold it be?
The noise could be the serpentine belt slipping due to age or the tensioner not holding the belt tight on the pulleys. Also an idler pulley could have a failed bearing causing the noise. Try removing the serpentine belt and...
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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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