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A/c squeal When I am driving my van at highway speed my a/c lets out a high pitch squeal. it will also do this when I first turn on the a/c occasionally. originally I thought it was maybe my belt but everything seems to be fine with the belt. is it the compressor itself or what????? Help me please

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Have the belt tensioner checked, it might have a weak spring keeping the belt from having the right tension on the pulleys.

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