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Old 06 Aug 2014, 11:26 am
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I get a crazy loud squealing sound when my 2002 PT Cruiser engine gets wet after driving in the rain. It usually disappears after it dries out but this time it has persisted for several days. Over the years I have had several mechanics check it, but without any success, so I am hoping someone can give me a couple suggestions about what to do.
I have posted a YouTube video of this most horrifying of noises at:


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Old 06 Aug 2014, 11:32 am
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Ok its that time again to play "guess the problem" folks........... Now lets go for the ....

I would first look at the idler and the belts. While it is making the noise spray water on it and see if it goes away. If so...welll??
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Old 06 Aug 2014, 12:12 pm
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As mine does the same thing when I hit a puddle on the passenger side, I'm gonna have to say belts. Either they just need tightened or replaced if you wish. Could also be your Idler pulley bearings or your alternator bearings. I'd replace your belts and idler pulley as they are fairly inexpensive and see if it goes away. Oh, and find another mechanic, if a mechanic cant find the source of a belt/bearing squeal, may not be someone I'd trust for more severe problems. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 06 Aug 2014, 12:17 pm
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got ta be what was already said belts or ideler i guess its caused by water look and see what is close to the ground
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Old 06 Aug 2014, 02:51 pm
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For the exact same issue on my cherished 2001 PT Super Cruiser,

I replaced the belts with quality Gates belts, it didn't help.

I replaced the alternator, it didn't help.

I replaced the BELT TENSIONER, it seems to have fixed the issue.

I also found that my power steering pump pulley was not pressed on completely. So I fixed that at the same time.

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Old 06 Aug 2014, 03:23 pm
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Todd...seriously

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Old 06 Aug 2014, 03:27 pm
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Man that was really cold nitro are you saying to clean it up is that what it is you are implying????? I really would love to send you my Pt for 1 week heck maybe 1 day it would either scare you are insppire you
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Old 06 Aug 2014, 05:10 pm
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Let's remove your bumper cover and see what we find.
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Old 06 Aug 2014, 05:26 pm
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Let's remove your bumper cover and see what we find.
What makes you think I have not already don that?

I may be changing my headlight next week and will post the "ugliness". Just to make you feel better. Oh but I have a HB pressure washer and it will be "LOCKED & LOADED" during the bumper removal!!
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you know ID be willing to bet a ton that the back side of nitros bumper cover the underside of the motor and just maybe the inside of the muffler are spottless I could be wrong but id be willing to bte it is
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