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Hi, When I start the car if it has been idle over night, there is often a strong squeaky noise as i pull off the incline in reverse, of where it is parked behind our house, and as I turn the steering wheel. This stops after I drive forward for about 50 to 100 yards. It seems to be related to when i press the accelarator, but doesn't depend on this. It does not happen every time I turn the car on. Only when it has been parked, engine off for about 5 hours minimum. What can this be? It sounds a bit like something dry and whirling/spinning...The sound is getting worse and lasting a bit longer. Is there any thing I can do short of bringing it in to be looked at? Thanks. Andrew

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Check the belts. If you can, open the hood, and crank it up cold, with the a/c and lights and rear defroster on, if the belts are noisy, spray water on them with a squirt bottle, if the noise stops, then replace the belts.

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