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

  • Tiny
  • importtuner
  • 1995 Nissan Altima
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 175,000 miles

It starts right after it turns over and makes the noise for about 5 to 8 seconds.

Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 4:08 AM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
  • Member

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

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Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 6:08 AM
  • Tiny
  • importtuner
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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.

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Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 4:44 PM
  • Tiny
  • importtuner
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The sound is more like a squealing noise not so much a squeak.

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Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 5:22 PM
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  • 2CarPros Mike
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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.

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 8:10 PM
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  • developer7
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Never put your hands inside the engine compartment when the engine is running.

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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 7:40 PM

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