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I've got a squeaky belt upon starting the 2001 Galant

I've got a squeaky belt upon starting the Galant in cold weather primarily. However, it will persist sometimes if the heater is running or I come to a stop and accelerator after. This could be a number of things ranging from alternator belt, to serpentine belt, AC condenser, timing belt or a pulley and bearings. It can even interfere w/ headlights and seems to be worse if the headlights are on. Is it as simple as a loose belt needing tightened or complicated like worn bearings???

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  • ezrider247 Mar 08, 2009

    It was the serpentine belt that was to blame. After tightening, the problem has resolved and since hasn't made a peep. Thanks for your response

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

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There should only be about 1/2" deflection on the belts if you push down with your fingers. If they are ok i would suggest you investigate your alternator first , then last resort water pump bearing.(new water pump)

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