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Old 12 Sep 2016, 04:11 am
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Default Annoying Loud Squealing

I have an 01 PT non Turbo, it has a loud squeal on start up and by the time I get to the top of my driveway it will stop, sometimes it does it when I come to a stop also. But not all the time. Any ideas?
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Old 12 Sep 2016, 06:10 am
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Default Re: Annoying Loud Squealing

Check the alternator & power steering belts

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Old 12 Sep 2016, 06:29 am
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Default Re: Annoying Loud Squealing

Originally Posted by LionPT View Post
Check the alternator & power steering belts

Also on the 2001 PT, you may need to pull the right front headlight and check alignment of the power steering pulley when you change the belts. Often this pulley was not pressed down all the way on the power steering shaft. This was done on purpose at the factory to align the belt. Sometimes, an unknowing mechanic will press the pulley flush on the shaft during repair work. The fix is just to visually assure the belt is not running crooked and to pull the pulley out a little (with a puller) if needed. This issue seems fairly limited to the 2001 and maybe 2002 PT's.

And, I would go ahead and change the drive belt tensioner while I am at it.
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