DODGE NEON - SQUEALING/SCREECHING WHEN IDLE

  • Tiny
  • stlthriot
  • Dodge Neon

This question is for a friend.
She has a Dodge Neon, not for sure of the year. Between '97 and '02. Whenever she idles or sometimes when the car just starts there will be a loud squealing/screeching sound coming from somewhere under the hood.

It mostly happens as she is coming to a stop at a stop sign or light and then sometimes while it is idling there but no sounds at higher speeds above 15mph I think.

She says she's had the belts changed so not sure what else to suggest.

Thanks.
-Chad

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Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 AT 1:52 PM

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  • backyardmechanic
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Sounds like the belt tensioner is bad. This will cause the belt to slip. Hope this helps

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Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 AT 5:14 PM
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Thanks! I'll pass the word on to her :)

she mainly just finds it is embarrassing when everyone looks at her when it does it ;)

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Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 AT 6:31 PM

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