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Pontiac montanna loud squalling noise from the belt area then the smell of rubber burning?

The defrost was on when it happened.

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You should take the belt off and examine it. If that is what was starting to burn, you will have to replace it. And now check all the pulleys to see if one of them has siezed up. Spin every one around by hand, feel for roughness or stiffness, or if it wobbles. If you find one that is siezed, replace it. That is where all the squalling started.

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

Testimonial: "I thought that was it, but I am hoping that the air con. has not locked up, what do you think?"

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    dottievassar Jan 06, 2013

    I thought that was it, but I am hoping that the air con. has not locked up, what do you think?

  • montehammons Jan 06, 2013

    You sure have to check that. It occured to me, too, but I hople not. When the a/c is off, the pulley should be free wheeling.

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