Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Belt is slipping and squealing

asked by on

A belt on my car started slipping and squealing at low speeds, or when stopped.

The tension for this belt is adjustable. My guess is that your belt is too loose; having it properly adjusted will take care of your concern. I suggest you have a trained professional, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your squealing belt, and make any necessary adjustments.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Bad fuel pump? 2004 BMW X3

Hi - short answer is "No: a fuel pump problem will not cause a camshaft position sensor problem". But, we all know Murphy's 2nd or 3rd law says that 2 things can fail close enough together to make us believe...

Q: Car will not start, unless I move the battery cables. Replaced the terminals already.

If you can move the battery cables around to get your vehicle to start, the battery cables are likely the cause of the problem. Many times, older vehicles can get corrosion on metal parts. It is possible that the battery...

Q: 2004 Hyundai Sonata jerks while accelerating from stop.

Hello, thank you for writing in. There may be several components you will have to inspect before you find the issue. You will want to start with the distributor cap. Make sure it is clean and dry inside. Jerking when...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...