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Q: Odd sound

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Every now and the I will be driving I will hear a chirping sound. The weird thing is it only happens when my foot is on the gas pedal. When I take my foot off the gas pedal the sound goes away.

My car has 190000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You need to inspect the accessory belt for alignment issues or a loose belt. The belt is slipping on acceleration. It is most common on 2004 Dodge Dakota engines for the tensioner to be weak and cause the problem you are having.

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