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02' H6 3.0 startup squeeling

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#1 bettem


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Posted 27 December 2005 - 02:31 PM


I'm trying to figure out why on start up of engine
there's a squeel that sounds like it coming from alternator
or ac pump perhaps, then goes away after a few minutes.

I tried dressing belt but have not had adjustment checked yet.
Vehicle has 42k miles, seems a little premature for bearing failure.
Just started recently with cool weather.

Appreciate any comments/ sugeestions


#2 NorthWet


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Posted 27 December 2005 - 02:36 PM

I would think that it is a slipping accessory drive belt. (Belt dressing is only somewhat effective.) Startup the car, go look at the alternator and A/C pulleys and see if either are "stalled"; if not, I would assume that belt needs to be retensioned or, perhaps, replaced.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 04:08 PM

time to inspect and possible replace the drive belt. It could be other things too, but that is quite common. There are a few folks from the Bay Area who read this forum and if you have trouble with it I am sure somebody will look at it for you.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 05:02 PM

its a loose or bad belt. Belts can go at anytime as they do take a beating, but it is a little early. Could be just an adjustment


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