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How do you stop a belt from squealing on a 1992 Geo Prizm?

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2006-07-07 14:49:53
2006-07-07 14:49:53

It is squealing because it is loose or worn out. Tighten it and if that does not help, replace it. If it is a serpentine belt, just replace it and check to make sure the idler tensioner is working properly.

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