What would cause a squealing sound if it is not the brakes or belts?
I have THE answer. You have defective bearings in your Distributor shaft. It is a $300 part. I spent a few hundred dollars and with the help of two very persistent mechanics they found the problem. I know what you are going through. It sounds like a belt. The squealing may even cause your van to shut off, especially when idling. If this is the case, be sure that it is the distributor shaft.
What kind of car? engine size? If there is a tensioner and it is weak, it help the belt to squeal. Spray anything wet on the belt -- does the noise stop? If you e the idle without moving will the noise start? Need more info.
This could also be caused by power steering system. Check for leaking tank, low fluid etc.
Have you checked the wheel bearings?
If its not your belts and you got them replaced its possible that your water pump is starting to go.
If you did not get the noise fixed yet, you might want to check on the pulleys where the drive belt is installed and/or the water pump. Pulleys make a high pitch noise when they are worn out either when you first start the engine or during acceleration. Water pump also makes the same noise. Check the little hole above or under the pump, if there is a sign of water/coolant coming out of the hole, your water pump needs a replacement. I hope this can help you.
could also be worth considering your "clutch, thrust bearing", sounds painful I know, not a major job though in the right hands.
In addition to the above, Tires could, PCV valve if not replaced properly on certain engines, alternater.
if its from the rear it could be a fuel pump if your car is efi
http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?UseCase=S001&UserAction=viewSimpleDiagInfo&Parameters=info answer could be bearings wearing out in alternator, a/d compressor,or any other pulleywheel on engine.could also be dry thrust bearing in clutch.need more information, does the noise go away when engine is reved does it get worse if you use a/c,does it happen when stationary or when moving
it could be the cylanders
or you could have a mouse in your car.
i recommend you get a cat
My daughter's car had this problem
It ws in deed the distributer. The price wasn't too bad from autozone. $175 remanufactured plus core charge. The local mechanic charge $20 to install it
I agree with the first answer put down, i have an old car but brakes n wheels seemed fine, there was a problem with the cv shaft, it will cost between 300-400 to fix, i got it reconditioned and my care doesnt make a sound when i brake
Your 1992 Honda prelude 22l just started making a consistent squealing noise when driving it stops squealing when you brake or when the car is at a stand still please help?
i would think that it may be a belt slipping. since it only happens when the car is moving/acelerating. perhaps one of your belts is loose and when you accelerate since the pulley moves faster the belt start slipping .also the splash shield behind the brakes rotors sometimes bend and you get a squealing type metalic sound. if is more of a humming sound it may be a wheel bearing .
The grinding sound means that the brake pads are worn down to metal and that sound you hear is metal to metal. you need to have the pads changed, the problem is that you will more than likely have to change the rotors also. The way to avoid this in the future is when you notice your brakes are making a squealing sound that means that the pads will need to be changed soon.
-Belt A belt running one of the various components of your vehicle may be loose or in need of replacing/adjustment. Sometimes they simply get wet, and other times the tension pulley is out of adjustment. They slip on the pulley and cause the squealing until they regain traction. (Belts may run AC, water pump, alternators, engine fans etc)
More info: 87 Crown Victoria 5.0 engine The sound is coming from the drivers side wheel vicinity and can be heard better when the window is rolled up (less outside noise to drown it out?) It does not occur when standing still. The sound is cyclical according to how fast I am going. It squeals faster as the car speeds up and like wise slows down when I do. It is not likely the brakes…
Your 2001 dodge Dakota truck chirping sound from front wheel when driving slow but sound stops when depressing brake pedal?
I have a 1998 olds 88 and i had a grinding sound when turning left and found out it was the brake sensor. Letting me know that the brakes were wearing out. I had someone bend the sensor back and it stopped making that noise but now it has started again but now it is a high pitched squealing sound, I would recommend checking your brake pads before you end up having to spend a…
Many times the newer non asbestos pads will get dirty or the hardware will and will cause a squeaking sound, also these pads have a piece of metal that will contact the rotor when they are ready to be replaced, the squeak is a reminder to get them changed soon. Either way you should have them looked at.
What would make a car squeal for about 30 seconds when you start it but only after it had been sitting in the sun?
IF IS ONE OF THOSE HIGH PITCH SQUEALING SOUNDS IT MAY BE DO TO A FAUTLY/LOOSE BELT. IT USUALLY SOUND WHEN THE CAR IS TURN ON BUT AS IT ROTATES IT PICKS UP SPEED AND IT STOP THE SQUEALING. WELL THE SUN PART COULD BE DUE TO THE HEAT IT DRIES UP YOUR BELT AND CAUSE TO SQUEAL/SLIP. TRY PRESSING ON YOUR BELTS THEY SHOULD'NT MOVE MORE THAN HALF AN INCH.CHECK YOUR MANUAL FOR YOUR…
Squealing or metal grinding sound coming from front right side of 2002 Nissan Maxima Does not always occur when braking Is this your brakes going?
Generally, squealing while NOT applying the brakes is the "chirper" or the metal tang rubbing the rotor. Typically, applying light pressure to the brake petal will make the squeal or chirping sound stop. This means your brake pad lining is thin and about to wear out. If you hear/feel a "scrubbing" sound while applying the brakes, generally the lining has worn away enough that some of the backing plate of the brake pad is rubbing…
Belts which are at incorrect tension levels can cause a squealing, or if they are wet. This is often caused by a worn belt tensioner on its way out. If so, it will soon seize up, or come apart, leaving you stranded with a shredded or loose serpentine belt. The squeal can also be caused by a worn serpentine belt (lots of cracks in the underside), a worn steering pump, a worn water pump, a…
Is it really squealling, or chirping? Its possible that your brake pads are worn to the point where the wear indicator is sounding. You probably need new ones. If they are really squealling, you are probably scoring your disc rotor. Get it checked right away, you may be able to save some money, not just your or someone else's life.
What could cause high pitched squealing noise from front side of a 97 Corolla's when stated The sound ceases after driving for sometime Also the sound appears to emanate from the right -bottom.?
Check your belts.It's probably condensation on your belts that has formed from either rainy weather, humidity or dew.The noise will cease as the belts dry out.If you pop your hood you'll notice a diagram on the underside of your belt system.The wheel in your belt system closest to the ground may be experiencing more rust then the other wheels from more exposure to ground moisture, possibly causing it to grind or may be bent.
They make all kinds of sounds. There'll be the sound of the engine... gas and diesel engines sound very distinct from each other... if the chassis isn't lubed, you'll hear squeaking, you'll hear squealing if the brakes aren't properly maintained, you'll have different exhaust tones with different aftermarket exhausts, etc.
Why would a 2005 FreeStar sometimes make a squealing sound during driving but not while idling or braking?
I have a 2004 freestar that also makes a squealing or "whistling" as I call it. I've had the ford mechanics look at it and they said the brakes are fine. I think it has something to do with the alloy wheels. The whistling starts on our van after it goes above 35 mph. As far as I can tell it's not a major problem just an annoyance.