Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Squaling noise

asked by on

Car squealing when i drive but stops when i aply the breaks
My car has an automatic transmission.

In most cases, the squealing noise from under the hood is caused by worn out or damaged belts, including the serpentine belt, AC belt or power steering drive belt. If your 2005 Altima has more than 50,000 miles, it may be time to have your engine belts replaced and pulley’s serviced. Sometimes the squealing will go away when the brakes are applied because the drag on the motor is reduced. Contact one of our mechanics and they can complete an engine is squealing inspection to determine the precise component that may be damaged.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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: Why when i go to crank up my car i have to press the gas

If you have to hold the gas open to start then you may have a throttle body and idle air control valve that has carbon deposits that need to be cleaned. The intake valves may also have carbon build up...

Q: Compressor and belt broke should I fix it?

That is a very good question to consider with a car that has this many miles. Mileage aside, the rest of the car needs to be taken into account. Are there other items that need to be repaired? Has the...

Q: My car is making a weird high-pitched whirring sound - 2000 Pontiac Sunfire

Hi there. In most cases when you hear a screaming or squealing noise under the hood, it's related to a belt that is loose or is beginning to show signs of wear. Since you're having AC issues, the problem could...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.