loud squeal when starting cold and coming to a stop

Asked by Jan 20, 2012 at 08:30 PM about the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1996 mitsubishi eclipse gs with a DOHC 2.0 when the engine isnt warmed up and i start it, it will let out a loud squeal until i rev it a little bit and it will do it when i come to a stop but once the engine get warmed up it usually doesnt do it i think i pretty much ruled out the serpentine belt

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your serpentine belt needs replaceing,check to see if the pully wheel is worn out the ball bearings,the pully you use to remove the serp belt,take belt off this wheel,it is a free turning wheel,spin it listen and feel for roughtness while turning.


its most likely your tensioner pully. ive got a 97 2.0l that does the same thing but mines got nothing wrong with it. ive got 7 friends with 2.0l eclipses and they all experience the same thing and their cars are the most well maintained vehicles around this area. its just a typical 2.0l eclipse issue.

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