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I have a '94 2.4ltr manual previa with 207,000 on the clock.It has recently started to make a loud squealing sound after the engine has been started.Initially, it would only last a couple of seconds but the length of time has now increased and will last for a mile or so. I was suspecting the water pump as the bottle needs topping up a lot more than I thought usual but on cars I've had in the past,when the pump is on it's way out, they have tended to go immediately and not over a period of time. Would appreciate any opinions on the subject. Regards G. Rooney

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If I can get your question right, the squealing sound is occasionally on when you start your engine and lasts for a while.

In a case like this it is likely to be that you need to make an adjustment on your fan belts and if adjusting the belts does not help, you might have to make a replacement on the belts.

In case of DTY, the belts are usually connected to your alternator, ac compressor and adjustment pulley.

Good luck.

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