Fan belt type noise from the front engine area on Toyota FJ Cruiser

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A fan belt type noise me develop from the front of the engine. This is commonly caused by belt idler or pulley issues. Our technicians tell us proper diagnoses of the noise concern should be completed before repairs are attempted.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 95,333 (83,000–107,000)
Engine affected: 4.0L V6
2 model years affected: 2007, 2008
7 people reported this problem
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Started the FJ after not driving it for 2 days, and this crazy whining noise started coming from the engine area. It's due for service, so I'm going to have it repaired, whatever it is. I just thought it was weird to spring up out of nowhere like that.