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Engine squeal with belts off

Engine squeals after i took belts off.

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Hello-
I assume you mean the belts are squealing when you replaced the belts. You should not run your car without the belts - damage may result.
Squealing belts usually mean they are not on tight enough (loose). Refer to your car's belt replacement instructions to determine how to increase their tension. Belts can be damaged and accessories (such as power steering, water pump, etc) not function correctly if the belts are not tensioned properly.

Posted on Apr 02, 2014

Testimonial: "thats what mean. i took belts off because i was making sure that it was not the belts and it still squealed the squealing sounded like it was coming from drivetrain area."

  • kzone10 Apr 02, 2014

    I can't imagine what that squealing is - sorry. :-(

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SOURCE: my 1997 subaru impreza squeals badly and then engine smokes

Hi this sounds weird does the smoke come out from the front engine covers? the squealing could be the cambelt trying to turn a semi or completly ceased waterpump which would cause the smoke after a while, also without the waterpump working properly the engine will leak water and anti freeze out the overflow and overheat really quickly

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