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My car squeals when driving in heavy rain for about 30 seconds then stops.

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You may want to check if this happens when you have the AC on. If does, then you may have to check the drive belt for the AC compressor. Otherwise check the other drive belts if the tension is correct. Check as well the status of the belts if they would need replacing.

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