2002 - 626 V6 80k miles
About 3 months ago I had loud squeeling when the engine was idle and more when the A/C was turned on. I had both serpentine belts replaced and one of them actually broke a week later (found it in the tray beneith the engine when my car died from no alternator working) I then had the belts replaced again. A month later, there is a loud screeching noise like rubbing two metal discs together. This occurrs mostly when the A/C is turned on. But is still present at times when it's not. It also gets worse with acceleration. (Or stepping on the gas when in park) I just had a mechanic replace the power steering pump idler pulley and drive belt (his diagnosis) But it's still making the metal on metal noise when the engine is first started.
The noise seems to be coming from the serpentine belts area. Or atleast that's where the noise is the loudest. After replacing all the belts, is this still a belt issue?
Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 AT 7:08 AM