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2001 Mitsubishi Galant Question: My belts squeek everytime I start my car, especially when it's cold weather...

 

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blackman, Germantown, MD, January 05, 2012, 08:15
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Is there anything I can use to stop the squeelling? I had the belts checked and was told that they are not loose, so what can I do?

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    Tyreguy January 05, 2012, 08:30
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    The belts may be fine- for now. But the belts aren't the problem. One of your belt driven accessories (power steering, alternator, watere pump, a/c compressor) are starting to fail or lock up causing the belt to drag across the pully making the noise you're hearing.

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    blackman, January 05, 2012, 10:47
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    Okay, what should I do because I had my mechanic look at the belts a couple of weeeks ago when he replaced a bearing in the rear wheel and a right front axle. He said he checked the belts and they were fine. So, what recommendation can you give for me to give him? Thanks

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