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Because it is a piece of crap. I have the same car and it does the same thing.

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You may need a new belt... they are supposed to be changed every 30,000 but will last a little longer, sometimes 60,000 before the squeel starts.

break pads also squeel when they are low.

Bad Bearings in the A/C compressor could cause this too. My 98 ZX2 has this problem. Only thing to do is replace the compressor.

I had the same problem and I changed the tensioner pully.

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