Q: Belt squeaking

asked by on February 17, 2016

One of the belts on my car is squeaking.

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I believe for your vehicle there is only one drive belt. The serpentine belt is kept tight via the use of an automatic tensioner. If the belt is squeaking, the tensioner needs to be checked before the belt is replaced to make sure it is still doing its job correctly. A qualified mechanic can help you determine the cause of the sound and fix what needs to be replaced.

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