car repairs


Question by  Lisa24 (34)

Why is my car making a screeching sound when I try to start it?


Answer by  Tarasdad (18)

The most likely cause of screeching on start up is a loose or worn belt. Loose or worn belts can cause your air conditioner compressor, alternator and generator to not work properly. Another possible cause is a worn out starter. If the starter is worn it can seize up and quit working. Both should be checked by a mechanic.


Answer by  raun08 (1839)

That noise is generally related to a loose, loosening or severely deteriorated belt with in the engine. You should have it replaced soon.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well usually a screech on start up is caused by a slipping belt or worn accessory bearing. Sometimes though it could indicate a spun bearing or other internal problem. I would take it to a mechanic and get their opinion.


Answer by  John42 (194)

your starter maybe comming loose jack the car up locate the starter and make sure its secure the starter maybe going bad also

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