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My qashqai is making a gh pitched squeal it was fine earlier

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My qashqai is making a high pitched squeal it was fine earlier today
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

Hello

I'd first try removing the auxiliary drive belt and turning every pulley and ancillary ( power steering pump , alternator etc) by hand. All should turn easily (with the exception of the AC pump) with no grittyness or wobbly pulleys- If you do find a sticky pump / alternator then it should be replaced or repaired

If the engine is stone cold you can briefly run it with no belts to see if the noise changes or has gone away, this will help show if an ancillary is the issue

I suspect the issue will be that the belt needs replacing as they don't last forever

Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

Hi

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