Q: Chirping sound that increases as I drive faster.

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I can hear a chirping or squeaking sound coming from the engine area. It gets faster and louder as the car is driven. There is no warning light on the dash.

It sounds like you may have an idler pulley or the belt is making a squeaking noise. I would have a technician such as one from YourMechanic come and listen to the noise to better determine the cause of the noise.

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