engine noise

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Asked by Feb 23, 2010 at 12:50 PM about the 2002 Nissan Altima

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

squeal noise at startup on passenger side near top by intake manifold? What would be the cause and repair

4 Answers

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loose belt

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Could be a pulley itself or the bearing too. Usually Idler pulleys go out first.

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the noise sounds more like a bearing for a cam shaft or a time chain and only last for 2 seconds

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I experienced this same problem. Found out mine was the idler pulley. Paid about $250 to get it replaced because the repair required lowering or raising the engine to get to the pulley. I was unwilling to lower or raise my engine with my home tools. After this, the squealing at start up was completely gone.

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