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Squealling sound coming from the drive/fan belt.. i was told the belt is in good condition and the problem has to do with the bearings... please inform me in greater what the problem is or could be.. thank you

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It the sound is coming from a belt then you just need to adjust the tensioner, which is a pretty simple DIY operation.

If the sound can be heard on low RPM only then it could be a going bad water pump. On early stages the sound will go away after the engine warms up.

Try to adjust the tensioner first since it is easier than replacing water pump.

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Why does it squeal when cold?

anne, are you a mechanic or asking for hubbY
are you hands on person, willing to learn?
i be not. so why ask at all.?
why not do what 99% do , get it serviced.
you think blind guessing fixes cars?
well you tell is then, its 1 in 100 shot.
how told you that a real ASE mech,
no ,he'd have corrected it now. and you'd not be here. right.
so its RUMOR< Mr/ RUMOR told me belt is ok
i say 50% bunk.,that.
belts in fact get hard with age and make noise.
for sure cold , its harder.

this is not a guess. its a list of common failures.
1; bad belt, gee its cheap fix if i guess right.
2: not tensioned correctly or the tension or is bad.
3: the pump/alt ,p/s, or a/c compr. bearing are bad.
4: bent accessory brakes, or broke causing belt disaligment and squeeels.
5: wrong belt. (too long as many stores sell)
6: a belt from fleabay china for $3, a POS.
7: defective pulleys. bent or cracked (any )idlers.

guess what, we cant just guess , takes looking
and finding and testing....
and am not doing 101 on that.

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