Problem Description and Possible Solution
Misalignment of the drive belt pulleys can cause a chirping or squeaking noise from the drive belt.
Average mileage: 100,015 (70,000–140,000)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder Turbo
14 people reported this problem
The belt driving the AC & Power Steering has chirped/squeaked for a while. I thought it was the tensioner, so I replaced it with a new one, plus a new belt. Same noise.
I then squirted conditioner lightly right at the AC pulley while running, and it went away. Of course within a day it was back.
Not crazy loud, but definitely annoying.