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Q: Hear a squealing noise when I put it into gear

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Hear a squealing noise when I put it into gear

My car has 148000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

That squealing noise is commonly caused by a worn out serpentine belt and belt tensioner. Your Escape is at about the right age and mileage for the belt to be worn out. A technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to inspect the issue and replace the belt for you.

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