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Replaced belts / tension arms alternator, I still every now and then get this loud squeal when engine is cold. And slowly goes away has it warms up. Could it be the water pump. 1999 Corvette.

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  • john milligan May 26, 2011

    do you live in a wet or cool area? if so, you may want to get some belt dressing spray for it. (it helps the belt(s) get better "traction" on the pulleys.

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It can be also due to poor belt or tightness. When the engine is cold pour some water over the belt , if the noise goes off then the belt can be a suspect. Also you can use a candle to rub wax on the edge of the belt and then start the engine, if there is no noise then the belt can be a suspect.
If not check on the IDLER pulley or the bearings in the water pump/alternator.
check this link:


http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5816171-squeaking_belt_noise

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