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Squeeling noise while driving.

I have a loud squeeling noise while driving. It is not the brakes. it is getting worse, but only does it while driving, not just idling. I thought about taking off the s-belt and checking all the pully's but how do you take the belt off. I cant find the tensioner.

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  • sissysphotos Mar 16, 2009

    Squeaking noise above 10 mph and only once the engine warms up after 5 mins. Goes away when it gets down to 10mph. There is enough fluid in the power steering. The squeek tends to stop for a second when I move the wheel or if the car is driving on a slight angle. 

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    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

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It sounds like a bad wheel bearing just like mine was. They are known for this.

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  • danrebman Apr 14, 2011

    The problem you have is a bad bearing seal. If you only had the bearings replaced and not the whole bearing hub assembly ($220), you may still hear this "whistling" high pitch noise. The annoying sound seems to occur on a warm dry day with temps 65+. The sound usually starts after driving the van 15mins at speeds exceeding 30-40mph. Once the van exceeds speeds of 60mph, the sound can become loud and irritating! Slightly steering either left or right causes the noise to stop. If the weather is rainy or cold, you will probably not hear the noise and think that the problem has fixed itself. But just wait until the day warms up to 80+ degrees. Each time you pass a car, drive under a bridge or through a tunnel, the noise will drive you crazy enough to break your piggy bank and run to your mechanic to have it taken care of! Order a bearing hub assembly with TIMKEN brand bearings! Don't settle for less! This is a guaranteed FixYa!


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It sound like a bad belt or belt tensioner here is a routing diagram that can help you with that job. Good luck and thanks for using FIX YA.

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