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Sqealing belt sound just after starting engine

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This is a problem consistent with a loose power steering belt or motor belt, im not sure about this model It may just use one belt called a serpentine belt but basically you will need to tighten the adjuster, When you open your hood you should see a diagram usually in the passenger side in the very front to show you where the adjuster is, you may need to use a crescent wrench or you might be able to use a ratchet with a socket which is much easier but basically you need to tighten it so there is very little play in the belt, if you live in an environment where the climate change is very dramatic from summer to winter, you will have to tighten it in the summer and loosen it in the winter, just a few turns and your good to go. About 5 minutes worth of work. If you need more detailed help on how to tighten or locate your belt send me an email at kustom42 at and I can look all that up for you.

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