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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-09-02, 08:29 AM
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squealing sound

Maybe you blokes can help me out.

Whenever I leave my car parked for over an hour, when I go to start it up again, I get this squealing sound coming from the front of the car, it sortof sounds like its a belt or something, but I can't be sure. It usually goes away after a few seconds (and I have to wait another hour if I want to reproduce it), but last night, my car had been parked int he cold all day and the squealing kept going as I took off down the street. It got louder when I accelerated and almost stopped when I didn't accelerate. I turned off the air con and it stopped totally, but then when I started the air con back up, it didn't come back. So I can't say for sure what it was.

What do you reckon?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-09-02, 08:37 AM
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probably just a belt, i often get that sound at startup.
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EAbeast is right, it's most likely just a belt...

Mine used to do it all the time, but I put all new belts on and now it's all good.

I've been told that the bearings in the pulleys being worn can also cause this, but I can't confirm if this is true or not...

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-09-02, 02:12 PM
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thanatos is right, the bearings in the pulley's wear out and will cause yer belts too slip... I had this problem too so i got all the belts replaced and it still did it!! after replacing the A/C idler pulley, it went away...

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