Where is the high pitch squeel?

Asked by Mar 03, 2017 at 06:47 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Aztek STD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently purchased this vehicle and there is a high pitch squeal while
accelerating past 20mph. When I take my foot off the pedal, the squeal stops.
The power steering fluid appears adequate. Not sure if this helps, but a part
of the dash as well as the radio display don't light up either. I love this car, just
the sound is killing me. Thanks

1 Answer

78,045

The squeal would be coming from the serpentine belt. You would have some bad idler pulleys, a bad belt tensioner, or a bad water pump. All these things need to be checked when the belt is off. Going to need a new belt also.

Your Answer

Pontiac Aztek Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    320
  • #2
    ejhern
    Reputation
    220
  • #3
    Thomas Killen
    Reputation
    190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Vibe
23 Great Deals out of 1,026 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford Mustang
437 Great Deals out of 42,782 listings starting at $1,488
Used Buick Rendezvous
12 Great Deals out of 944 listings starting at $1,795
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
11 Great Deals out of 2,467 listings starting at $950
Used Pontiac Bonneville
432 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Escape
1,275 Great Deals out of 98,719 listings starting at $800
Used Volkswagen Jetta
560 Great Deals out of 33,477 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Durango
352 Great Deals out of 23,721 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac Grand Am
939 listings starting at $2,489
Used Saturn VUE
22 Great Deals out of 1,860 listings starting at $1,895
Used Volkswagen Beetle
230 Great Deals out of 9,545 listings starting at $1,277
Used Honda Accord
884 Great Deals out of 79,053 listings starting at $1,444

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.