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When I crank my van it makes a squealing sound and it shuts off. The engine light is on.

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  • cdubose88 Apr 24, 2009

    Autozone said it was the camshaft position sensor. We changed that and it still makes the squealing sound, engine light is on.

  • daddygene10 May 06, 2009

    start van run 4 two to five minutes and cut off and engine light is on also running to lean(not enough air intake) manifold was replace



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Sounds like you may have a pulley that has locked up on you. Have someone crank the engine while you carefully observe the pulleys and belts.

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