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When the car is at idle the engine makes a chirping sound.

When the car is...

When the car is at idle the engine makes a chirping sound. When you increase RPM's the chirping goes away

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?

About 4,000 miles, not sure the engine size, car is not home right now

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Subaru?

2015 crosstrek

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

No, took it to local repair shop and they said that is just what subarus do. I live on a small island in Alaska, nearest subaru dealership is 300 miles away by boat.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No, I will try to find model and engine size.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you.
The car is a 2014 XV Crosstrek 2.0i limited

This indicates a loose belt or bad pulley. I would remove the drive belt, then spin all the pulley's by hand to see which one feels rough or makes noise. It's not what Subaru's do lol. Also, you can start the car with the drive belt off and make sure the noise is gone. If it is, then it clearly points to the belt or pulley as the issue.

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