Malubi 2000

Asked by Jun 27, 2016 at 03:38 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Car Customization

My car overheated i added water to cool
down. Now when i try to start it makes along
screech sound anyone might know what it is

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You must have spilled coolant onto the serpentine belt. Just water would not make it squeal. The pulleys would have to be cleaned, and a new serpentine belt installed. You would want to check all the idler pulleys, and the belt tensioner also. If any of these are worn it would cause a squeal also.

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