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2002 Oldsmobile Alero Question: engine squeaking



hrosser61, 3.4L V6, Clermont, FL, January 23, 2010, 10:35

My engine squeaks near the top. The belt is new and in good shap. The water pump in new as well. Could it be the cam?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 24, 2010, 15:34

    Unlikely. Could be insufficient tension on the belt, could be a contaminated belt, or failing tensioner or idler bearing. Does the noise get if air conditioning or steering is turned sharply?

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