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My car has started making a chirping noise when it gets up to 35 mph.
Hi - noises like the one you describe are often difficult to analyze, especially if they only show up at higher speeds, and are dependent on road speed. Airflow noises past a leaf, a stick, or some other object stuck...
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Noise when starting the vehicle
Hello. The symptoms you describe are commonly associated with a faulty starter or a worn flywheel or flex plate teeth. When the starter is engaged a plunger extends and makes contact with the flywheel ring gear. If there is an...
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When I start my car I here a howling sound. I was thinking this might be the drive belt?
Hello there, many faults will cause a howling noise when your engine is running on your 2000 Chrysler LHS. The most common faults are the drive belt, belt tensioner, idler pulley, seized accessories, timing belt, or water pump. Many of...
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Squeal when engine starts or revs.
With having already replaced the belt and the idler and tensioner, I would look at the components next. Something like the bearing or bushing going out in one of the other driven components. The alternator, the power steering pump, or...
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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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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 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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Ok ..... My radiator went bad and I replaced it today, when I was done of course I crunk the car (07 Nissan Altima 3.5). While in
Hello, thank you for writing in. Chances are that you had to remove the A/C condenser in order to remove the radiator. In order to remove the condenser you have to remove the drive belts. It is likely this drive...
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There is a loud squeal coming from the front of my car when it is in motion.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is going to need a full inspection of the suspension and wheel components. Part of which will need to be done with the vehicle raised up off the ground. The goal is...
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When I start my 2005 Cadillac CTS there's a loud screeching noise then it goes away
There are a few possible causes for a squeal when the vehicle is first started. Typically, this is a sign that there is a worn belt, a worn tensioner, or a pulley that is either worn or out of alignment....
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Squealing noise when engine is at optimal temperature only happens in gear or given gas.
Hi there. The noise could be either the drive belt being loose or the pilot bearing to the transmission is seizing up. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you diagnose your squealing...
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Front Right Tire 1997 Buick Regal
Hello - you may have several problems at work based on your symptoms. The "wobble you describe" could be a loose or bent wheel, a or tire which has separated (tread from the belts). The squeak could be the brake...
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Vehicle is squeaking upin start or when super cold
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having a couple of separate issues. The squealing when cold is typically caused by the belts being cold and brittle after sitting for a while in chilly conditions. You will...
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Bad squealing noise 2001 Jeep Cherokee
Hello - there are several possible sources for the squealing noise you are experiencing. These include the serpentine belt tensioner (may not be keeping the belt tight), or a failing alternator, water pump, or power steering pump (putting excess drag...
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Why would me 2002 Honda CR-V make a squealing noise when hitting the gas
Hello. This noise can come from a few different things. You are right that most of the time it is caused by a failing or loose belt. If the belt is loose then it may be the tensioner that is...
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Rat under Hood.
Of course, you want to be sure that the noise is really from the serpentine belt and/or connected rotating elements. If you simply take all of the belt driven accessories out of the picture by removing the drive belt and...
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Truck squealing when turning the wheel. 1988 Dodge W150
Hello - the first thing to check is the condition of the drive belt for the power steering pump, and if it is correctly tensioned. A good "thumb measure" for proper tightness of the belt is if you can depress...

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