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I have a squealing in my engine. I have checked the belts and they are clean and tight. All fluids are full. The noise is not effected by turning the steering wheel, but it starts when you start the car and gets louder as you accelerate. It does not stop at any point until the engine is shut off. Any suggestions?

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Alternator bearings, power steering pump, waterpump

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