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Squealing and turning off

Occasionally when I crank up the car and drive it, when I stop at a stoplight (within the first few minutes) I hear a squealing noise from the engine and then the car cuts off. Then I have difficulties cranking it again. This usually happens when it's cold outside and sometime it happens 2 or 3 times. Once the engine warms up, I don't usually have problems. I replaced all the belts. The alternator and battery are both new. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    It is a belt squeal. It is difficult to crank right afterwards. It's like the engine is flooded.

  • Jeremy Lamb May 11, 2010

    sounds like a tork converter lock up problem has the car been scanned

  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    difficult cranking again or starting again?



    Is it a belt squeal or metal squeal?

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Check to see if the power steering pump is binding do you have the defroster on when this happens? if so it maybe the a/c compressor turn the defroster off and try to start it .

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