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When car starts in cold has a high pitch whine for a few seconds

After a few seconds it quites whining.

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You need to get a Can of Fan Belt Dressing. You can get this at Wal-Mart or any Auto Parts Store. Spray this On the Belt and it will stop this Noise. Please Rate my Response, I need all the Help That I can Get! Thanks!

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