Have you check the drive belts and tensioner?
Especially look for any contaminants, like oil or coolant, if you see any, clean all the pulleys with brake clean, let dry and find source of contamination.
Also have someone rev engine while you observe drive pulleys, look for any wobble in the pulleys.
If pulleys are OK, then try this:
Raise car, put on stands. Grasp tire and push/pull both horizontally and vertically, if any movement then possible wheel bearing, ball joint, tie rod, control arm bushing.
Check CV boots for any signs of leakage or cuts/rips in rubber boot.
It may be a bearing that is causing the squeal. If you find any movement after doing the above, then a bearing may be running dry.
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 AT 7:28 AM