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Help! Air conditioner causes squeal soon after turned on

Hi, My car makes a squealing noise when I turn on the air conditioner. Sometimes it begins right away and other times it takes a few minutes. What is the most likely problem and the estimated repair cost?Thanks from OKC.

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The ac is belt driven, If one of the belts are loose it will make a squealing noise. Turning on the air puts more strain on the belts. If this is the case all you would have to do is tighten the belt or belts. This would probably take a service tech just a few minutes. Probably under $100.00 dollars..........

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Look st you A/C compressor. There should be a way to tighten the belt. If this does not help you might need to replace the belt. I might would replace belt and tighten. Hope this helps.

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