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Pully squeaks in 2007 kia optima

My 2007 kia optima has a squeaky pully when you first start it. after running for a little while it finally stops. can anyone tell me why?

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To me it sounds like fan belt, just tighten it up and job done

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As soon as the car hits the mark of 60Kmiles, the owner has to make the decision. To keep it or get rid of it. If you decide to keep it, than prepare for more expensive tune Ups, or Preventive and Scheduled Maintenance Services. The squeaking noise means it is the time to replace the serpentine belt. It cost $30 and can be done by owner in 5 minutes, but from now you have to save some money, because between 60K and 90K the timing belt has to be replaced too with a new one. It is not the belt only, there is a kit with belt tensioners that cost $290 parts only.
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