Mechanics

ENGINE MAKES A SQUEAKING NOISE

1989 Ford Festiva • 4 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 120,000 miles

1989 Ford Festiva mileage: 120,000. My car is making a screeching noise when I start it and until it, gets warmed up and I rev. The engine in the mornings. Does this sound like a belt problem? I have ordered the repair manual. Would this be something I can fix not knowing anything about cars?

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2CarPros-Archives
February 11, 2011.



Tightening the belt may fix your problem. However, if the belt has been slipping for a while, it probably has glazed the bottom side of the belt and if this is the case, the belt should be replaced.

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2CarPros-Archives
Feb 11, 2011.