The Lightning-Fast Guide to Figuring Out What's Wrong With Your Car

If the noise persists, take your car to a mechanic to have the power steering fluid drained and replaced, because it might be contaminated — which could mean other issues. No noise at idle but often when accelerating! Make sure to leave some limp and let the belt decrease an inch. If this belt breaks, your alternator will no longer charge your battery causing the battery light to come on in your car.

Most belts will quiet down once they dry out if you give it a few days or a long drive. This is a perfect example of why—as Remco stated—tire installers are rarely qualified as mechanics.

Why Does my Engine Belt Squeal? BlueDevil Products

Since you went over there today, this is probably of no help. Like this Article? Tie-rod ends, seals, ball joints and universal joints need lubrication. The magnitude of sound can range from a soft squeak to a loud and noisy squeal and it may occur while starting a cold engine or during normal vehicle operation.

Its me is correct , start you own thread. If the belt seems old, a replacement belt would be the best cure. We hope this helps! You may attempt to adjust the tension yourself, most serpentines use an automatic belt tensioner which is just an idler pulley on a spring loaded arm. It is positioned above the transmission pan, which collects excess fluid, and below the pickup tube that connects to the oil pump, which regulates the pressure of fluid in the transmission.

It can be a range of pulleys bearing etc that could be going wrong. You will feel resistance in your power steering and water pump but they pulley should still turn easily, smoothly and not wobble.

Dave answered 4 years ago. Steven - It does sound like you have a misalignment issue in your belt drive system. Any suggestions as to what I can be?

It was supposed to be plastic instead of rubber. When you are driving and it starts to squeal turn off anything that uses electricity. Very annoying and if you have any ideas please throw them my way, thanks!

Turn off your vehicle and press down on top of it. Wd is a degreaser hope you aren't using that on anything your trying to lubricant it removes dirt grease oil and grime. All electric is fine.