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My car squeals whil in idle but not so much when im driveing it

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Get the serpentine belt inspected or replaced.

To test open hood and while its squealing spray some water on it. If it subsides for a few seconds then you know where the source is.

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My assumption is that the belt is squealing. Belt dressing may help.

Replacing belt is most effective, even if you just replaced it.

If a new belt does not stop noise (assuming noise is problem) most likely idler or tensioner bearing is bad and the idler or tensioner needs replacement.

You can troubleshoot by carefully spraying a small amount of WD40 on the bearing of each of the tensioner or idler. If noise stops there is your problem. DO NOT get WD 40 on belt. Be careful not to get your fingers in running belt.

Posted on May 27, 2010

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