Q: Hello, I just got a 2001 Montaro Sport and I went to get in tonight and it started squealing. What cold it be?

asked by on

I just got the truck today and I got in the truck to leave and it was squealing really loud I turned it off then turned it back on or stopped for a min and started again what could it be
My car has an automatic transmission.

The noise could be the serpentine belt slipping due to age or the tensioner not holding the belt tight on the pulleys. Also an idler pulley could have a failed bearing causing the noise. Try removing the serpentine belt and starting the engine. If the noise goes away, then shut off the engine and spin all of the pulleys and see if there is any slight squeaking noise.

If there is not, then the belt could be glazed or the tensioner could be worn.

If you need further assistance with a squealing noise on the engine, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Hello, I just got a 2001 Montaro Sport and I went to get in tonight and it started squealing. What cold it be?

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: My service charging system battery light is on after replacing my alternator with a brand new one. It is not charging my battery.

Hello, thank you for writing in. Several things may be going on. The installation of the new alternator needs to be verified, focusing on the electrical connections and the drive belt. Make sure the connections are clean, dry, and tight....

Q: 2015 mirage 51000 miles sputters and hesitates on acceleration from stop. problem stops at about 30-40mph starts fine. no stalls

Among the possibilities are faults in the throttle position sensor, mass airflow sensor, vacuum leaks, a clogged fuel filter, defective EGR valve or control circuit, and worn out spark plugs and wires. A mechanic would simply investigate these possibilities sequentially...

Q: Jumps from drive to neutral

The most straightforward possibility here is that the transmission range sensor and the shift linkage itself are misaligned. The range sensor provides an electronic "here's the gear I am in" to the transmission controller, and other interested electronic components. The...

Related articles

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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...