Mechanics

MY CAR MAKES A LOUD ROUGH SQUEAK RIGHT AFTER THE ENGINE HAS TURNED OVER AND RUNNING.

1995 Nissan Altima • 4 cylinder FWD Automatic • 175,000 miles

It starts right after it turns over and makes the noise for about 5 to 8 seconds.
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Importtuner
January 9, 2012.



Check alternator belt for loose/worn out. Alternator load is high right after start.

Tiny
Fixitmr
Jan 9, 2012.
Is it possible for the belt to be to tight because I just finished working on my car about 2 days ago and the alternator was the last part I put in.

Tiny
Importtuner
Jan 9, 2012.
The sound is more like a squealing noise not so much a squeak.

Tiny
Importtuner
Jan 9, 2012.
Open the hood and have someone start the engine while you listen to the area the sound is coming from. If it is from the belt area, inspect the belt and the belt tensioner. With the belt off, make sure all the idler pulleys spin freely. Always use a factory belt when replacing it. If the sound is coming from the starter it may be the starter bendix not releasing from the flywheel.

2CarPros Mike
Feb 8, 2012.
Never put your hands inside the engine compartment when the engine is running.

Developer7
May 22, 2012.