Mercury Lynx Loud screeching noise when I start the car Inspection at your home or office.

Our certified mobile mechanics come to you 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(1,383)

How A Diagnostic Works

Instantly book a certified mobile mechanic to come to you

Mechanic diagnoses the problem and quotes necessary repairs

Your vehicle is ready to go

Fair, upfront & transparent pricing for all services

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to you now.

Customer Ratings

(1,383)

Loud screeching noise when I start the car Inspection Service

How much does a Loud screeching noise when I start the car Inspection cost?

On average, the cost for a Mercury Lynx Loud screeching noise when I start the car Inspection is $95 with $0 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1981 Mercury LynxL4-1.6LService typeLoud screeching noise when I start the car InspectionEstimate$114.99Shop/Dealer Price$124.99 - $132.49
1984 Mercury LynxL4-2.0L DieselService typeLoud screeching noise when I start the car InspectionEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$105.01 - $112.52
1983 Mercury LynxL4-1.6LService typeLoud screeching noise when I start the car InspectionEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$105.01 - $112.52
1984 Mercury LynxL4-1.6L TurboService typeLoud screeching noise when I start the car InspectionEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$104.99 - $112.48
1985 Mercury LynxL4-1.9LService typeLoud screeching noise when I start the car InspectionEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$105.02 - $112.55
1985 Mercury LynxL4-1.6LService typeLoud screeching noise when I start the car InspectionEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$105.01 - $112.52
1986 Mercury LynxL4-1.9LService typeLoud screeching noise when I start the car InspectionEstimate$99.99Shop/Dealer Price$109.87 - $117.28
1987 Mercury LynxL4-1.9LService typeLoud screeching noise when I start the car InspectionEstimate$99.99Shop/Dealer Price$110.24 - $117.94
Show example Mercury Lynx Loud screeching noise when I start the car Inspection prices

A car that screeches should always get immediate attention. Although the situation isn’t necessarily dire, belts, pulleys, and tensioners are what keep your engine and other components running properly, and damage to one of them is likely the culprit here.

Common reasons for this to happen:

Drive or auxiliary belts are worn

The most frequent cause of a car making screeching sounds is that the drive belts or auxiliary belts are old and need to be replaced. When your belts start to wear out and fray, the oils within them will come out and encourage all forms of screeching and slapping sounds.

Tensioners and pulleys are worn

The pulleys and belt tensioners that keep your belt in place can also wear out over the course of time. The tensioner helps keep the belt in place and under the right alignment, while the rubber inside your pulley helps absorb the vibrations that are generated from your engine. If this rubber part wears out, your belt may also begin to have wear issues.

Wrong torque, alignment or belt size

If the torque and alignment on the belt tensioner and pulley are incorrect, your belt may not have the proper pressure on it. Also, there are times when the wrong size belt has been installed. Different engines require different belts. If a belt is too big, it will start making sounds as well.

What to expect:

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine the source and cause of the screeching noise, and will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How it's done:

The mechanic will inspect the belts to see whether they are cracked, worn, or frayed. From there, the tensioners and pulleys may be looked at as well to make sure they are up to spec. Minimal wear and a good fit make all the difference with a screeching belt.

How important is this service?

Belt, pulleys, and tensioners make the difference between a quiet, perfectly running car, and a noisy one that may later result in a long list of repairs. Belts can snap due to age or improper installation, and big things like your engine can break, so it's advisable to get this issue diagnosed as soon as possible.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Mercury mechanics

Real customer reviews from Mercury owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(1,383)

Rating Summary
1,297
50
9
6
21
1,297
50
9
6
21

Dan

39 years of experience
976 reviews
Dan
39 years of experience
Mercury Grand Marquis V8-4.6L - Car is not starting - Cumming, Georgia
Arrived promptly, very personable, checked out car and evaluated the problem. Will use this service again, if needed. Thanks ....

William

34 years of experience
523 reviews
William
34 years of experience
Mercury Grand Marquis V8-4.6L - Alternator - Glendale, Arizona
Great job, fast and professional. Thanks

Nate

21 years of experience
90 reviews
Nate
21 years of experience
Mercury Mountaineer V8-4.6L - Shift Control Cable - Stone Mountain, Georgia

Danny

11 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
11 years of experience
Mercury Milan L4-2.3L - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Great guy did a great job very professional will definitely book danny again 5 star servic

Excellent Rating

(1,383)

Rating Summary
1,297
50
9
6
21
1,297
50
9
6
21
Number of Mercury services completed
15213+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Mercury MECHANICS
600+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Alternator
Common signs include having to jump start the car frequently, dim lights when operating the vehicle, or the Battery Light coming on.
P0045 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbo/Super Charger Boost Control Solenoid Circuit/Open
P0045 Trouble Code definition P0045 is the code for Turbo/Super Charger Boost Control Solenoid Circuit/Open What the P0045 code means This code...
Should I Buy Electric Automotive Power Tools?
Automotive technician jobs require electric power tools, which are user-friendly and easy to transport, but can be expensive.

What does the Service Engine Soon Light mean on the dash?

The Service Engine Soon Light is tied into your car’s Emissions system, which includes a broad range of sensors and components in the engine, your Fuel system, and the Emissions system. When you first crank the car, the Service Engine...

Engine swap - 2011 Chevrolet Camaro

In the olden days, you could "adapt" any engine to any car frame, assuming you were mindful of any necessary changes to the suspension to safely carry a possibly heavier engine. The reason you can't do the interchange you are...

Check engine light is on.

First of all, a shop cannot let a vehicle leave the parking lot with the engine light on without your signature saying that you intend to leave with the light on. Second of all, the light might have been on...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com