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Screechy noise when starting 2001 Impala

When key is turned to the right to start the car there is a screechy noise . Do I need a new starter?

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Does this noise occur as the engine is cranking over to start, and as it just start up? It's probably the belt slipping on the pulleys. If the belt is original, or showing any cracks and splits, replace it. Keep the starter. countrycurt0

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