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My car squeks real bad when i first start it up,its not my breakes,my friend looked at it and said he thinks it might be the pulley,how much does it cost to have it fixed,he said it could last 2 month 2 years so im not sure if its somethin i need to run out and get fixed or not.its a 2000 accent hyundai

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    my car squeaks when i start it, and sometimes when i turn

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Try tightening the alternator and AC belts

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See if belt is worn and if not adjust its tension.The cost to replace is about $25.

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