Terrible squeel from engine. Help?
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    Terrible squeel from engine. Help?

    So this has been going on for a while and im ready for an answer. When i turn on my car (usually when its fairly cold outside) there is sometimes (very inconsistant) a very loud squeel coming from what sounds like my engine. The noise will get louder if i rev or turn the wheel. After maybe 10-15 seconds the noise goes away and car drives fine. Then if i am driving with the heat/defrost on and have to slow down and shift to a lower gear the noise comes back and stays for another 10-15 seconds. Sometimes by turning the heat off right away it seems to go away but sometimes is stays anyways. I think this is a belt problem but i have no idea where to look or what to look for. Any help would be appreciated.

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    What you are describing sounds like one or both of the belts slipping. More than likely, the A/C compressor belt.
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    mine did the same thing....
    went away when I tightened the belts, then came back
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    is this very difficult to get to?
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    The adjuster is easy to get to.

    You may want to consider a new set of belts if they have never been replaced.

    I would recommend downloading the manual and seeing if this is something you are comfortable doing yourself, but to tighten the belts is a pretty simple deal.

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