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Screaching noise at start ups

Every time i start the car , it makes a screeching noise for about 15 - 20 seconds , then it stops . then it does it again when i turn lights on.

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Your alternator has a belt that rotates it. Either the bearing on the pulley wheel on the alternator where the belt seats in is bad or tighten your belt.

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