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Noise comming from motor like screaming like a belt failing

Does not make this noise when idling but does when driving down the road

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Sounds like a belt is slipping. Most probably the altinator belt. Its just a case of tightening it up. In most cases this is done by looseing the altinator a bit and pushin it to make the belt tighter

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OK, went through the exact same thing this week. Put on a new belt, checked for proper seating, etc, etc. and that wasn't it. Read all through this site and others and it comes down to one of two things, the tension pulley assembly or the compressor itself. Seeing as compressors ran about $300 or so and the pully assembly is less than $50 and takes about 45 min to an hour to replace, I did that first. And for me, that was it. Tip for replacing the pulley assembly? Have a wide variety of sockets (depth) and extensions.

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sounds like the bearing is bad in the idler pully

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