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My car squeals when i start it like the belt is squealing. Also my warning light for the tempature and battery comes on when i first start the car and they go out after a couple of minutes and if i slow down to make a turn they will come on again and stay flashing for a couple of minutes and then go out again.

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Sounds like your water pump belt is loose,also check for coolant leaks.

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Check you battery and charging system. I would start there. After a start the alternator tries to re-charge the battery, and a big draw can make a belt squeal. How does your belt look? dried and cracked?

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Have the belt tensioner checked, the spring might be weak, not holding the belt tight against the pully's.

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