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Q: Squeaking on car starting

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There is a squeaking when starting off in the car and told it is the steering belt

My car has 70000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

You need to check the belt and tensioner to make sure it is tight. The belt may be stretched to its limit. It would need to be replaced if this is the case. If you’d like to get this fixed, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile experts can diagnose the noise firsthand and suggest a fix from there.

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