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Why does car shriek when starting?

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February 25, 2014 11:38PM

The noise is usually caused from belts slipping. The most common belt that causes that is the one that controls the power steering pump. You can see if it is loose, worn and slippery or the pump is going bad.

The next most common belt that does that is the alternator belt.