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Q and A: Serpentine belt gives a squeal

Published 11/22/2010, McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT)

During the past few months I've noticed a chirping noise from the engine of my 1999 GMC Yukon. Also, if I start the engine with either the air conditioner or defroster on, a much louder squealing noise occurs for about 30 seconds. Turning off the switch makes the louder noise go away. I've been told the problem is my belt. Would replacing it fix the problem?

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