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Screeching from engine when starting jaguar xk8 4ltr

Noise stops after few minutes .car is well serviced

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  • Frank
    Frank May 11, 2010

    sound like the fan belt is slipping.

    open the hood and start start the car, take a look at the fan belt, you should be able to see or hear which one is giving you problem.

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If this engine has a serpentine belt, then chances are there is a bearing going out in the A/C compressor, idler tensioner, alternator, or other rotating item driven by the belt in the engine compartment.

If the belts are regular V belts, then add them to the list, including that they may be loose as well.

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