94 MAZDA 626 LX - SQUEALING WHEN PUT INTO DRIVE AND REVERSE

  • Tiny
  • swp
  • 1994 Mazda 626

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.

Thanks.

Thursday, January 26th, 2006 AT 12:10 PM

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  • Tiny
  • 10foTuck
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Maybe your clutch is out on your A/C unit?

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Sunday, January 29th, 2006 AT 10:49 PM
  • Tiny
  • swp
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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.

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Monday, January 30th, 2006 AT 7:57 AM
  • Tiny
  • 10foTuck
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It doesnt have to work but if that belt is turning that pully that unit might froze up causing your squeel.

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Monday, January 30th, 2006 AT 5:01 PM
  • Tiny
  • swp
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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.

I'll let you know what the verdict is.

Thanks again.

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Wednesday, February 1st, 2006 AT 6:52 PM

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