My 94 Mazda 626 (139,000 mi) had it's water pump changed a few months ago. About a month later I started getting a low squealing noise when the car is put into the Drive gear or Rear gear. Now If you drive the car the noise gets very loud and subsides for a few minutes and comes back when you come to a complete idling stop. The water pump is fine, so what else could be causing this problem. I would like to get some ideas before I run it back to my mechanic.
The A/C is currently not working, because it needs an air compressor. I'll check this out to see if that's the cause.
January, 30, 2006 AT 5:01 PM
It doesnt have to work but if that belt is turning that pully that unit might froze up causing your squeel.
February, 1, 2006 AT 6:52 PM
Thanks for clarifying that. I would have taken it to the mechanic and they probably would have taken the A/C apart if I mentioned that it didn't work, instead of getting to the bottom of my real problem.