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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Yes Metal expands when it gets hot . Check the ground wire that goes to the fire wall to the engine to battery make sure all starter connections and any grounds you see on the fire wall are clean and tight. Please leave me a good feedback on here. Thanks
does goes completely dead mean it stops running while going down the steet or maybe only when you come to a stoplight? if it runs ok and just will not start as it sounds when you return after a short period of parking it.there are several oter things unclear.when you turn the key to start it do you hear the usual sounds like the engine is turning but it just wont run=one issue.if you hear nothing at all= dead baterry, loose connection in the wiring, bad starter. it sounds like the starter is working but the engine will not run.this could be a problem with the ignition system= computersystems =crank sensor. or fuel supply problems. nothins easy anymore. sorry.
The noise is most likely the serpentine belt. Check it's condition and that of the belt tensioner. It sounds like the belt is slipping, causing the squealing noise u describe. As the belt warms up, it's getting a better 'grip' and the noise stops. Turning on the heat also turns on the a/c in newer cars, this added drag on the belt (one more component to turn, the a/c compressor) would explain why it happens when u turn on the heat. Is the belt original? If yes, it's time to change it, and check the belt tensioner to make sure it's doing it's job of keeping the belt snug on all the pulleys. Let me know how u make out.