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Old 18 May 2012, 05:29 pm
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Ive had a loud squeak on startup for the last 6-8 months and its driving me nuts. It seems to get worse if I start the car on a slope. The squeak is coming from the drivers side, so i'm thinking it could be the mount thats located under the battery tray? Here's a video of the noise..

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Old 18 May 2012, 10:58 pm
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Default Re: PT Drivers Side Squeaking

Although it sounds like it's coming from the drivers side, I would say that's a belt "squeak" from the sound of the video, more than likely from the alt belt since the other belt has a automatic tensioner on it. I would tighten the alt belt and see if goes away. When was the last time the belt's were changed?
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Old 19 May 2012, 09:03 am
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No idea when the belts were last changed; I picked up my PT from Enterprise rent-a-car with 40k on it, now at 72k.

Ill inspect the belt and check the tension.
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Old 19 May 2012, 11:04 am
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Mine does the same. I'm 99% sure its the alt belt as well. There are threads here on the correct procedure for tightening
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Old 21 Jun 2012, 08:07 pm
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Had the same problem, it was the serp. belt squeking on the tensioner not enough pressure being applied to the drive belt. new tensioner 12.60$ and 1 hour of sweat. = no more noise.
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