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I have a squeel that occurs after the car has been driven and is heated up and only when I push the gas, Any ideas?

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    bulldogchief May 11, 2010

    Sounds like it could be a loose belt...when it starts squealing again, when you get to your destination, pop the hood and listen...you can rev the engine with the throttle cable...if it is the belt (and I really think it is), you shoudl be able to hear it there loud and clear.

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Bad bearing. Could be on Alternator , water pump , a/c compressor , belt tensioner , idler pulley , or power steering pump. have to open hood and listen where it is coming from. One trick is to cut a piece of hose about 2 feet long and put it to your ear than move other end around to different parts of the engine , you will be able to tell where the noise is the loudest.

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