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Old 04-16-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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Odd Squeak from engine bay

I just started the car up today (2010 LLT) and I heard this troubling noise. It seems to me to either be one of the pulleys or the belt, but I'm not completely sure yet. Do any of y'all have any ideas? I have attached a video of the sound being made. Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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I just started the car up today (2010 LLT) and I heard this troubling noise. It seems to me to either be one of the pulleys or the belt, but I'm not completely sure yet. Do any of y'all have any ideas? I have attached a video of the sound being made. Thanks!
Hello asmith,

Sorry your experiencing this strange sound coming your engine. I checked your video out and I believe the best course of action would be to get you into a dealership for further diagnosis. I can locate a dealer and help set up a appointment for you as well. I would need some information from you such as your full name, contact number, VIN #, vehicle mileage and finally your address with zip.

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Old 04-24-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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I'm having that same sound on my 2011 2LT ... reminds me of a hamster wheel ... sort of a wobbling whiney noise. Is it a known issue?? Thanks for posting that video, I had been trying to explain it to others ... this video is spot on with my noise. Not sure where to find a good dealer to take it too though. I've asked around a bit, waiting for some recommendations.

Update - have a monday morning appt to have it looked at :-)
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I'm having that same sound on my 2011 2LT ... reminds me of a hamster wheel ... sort of a wobbling whiney noise. Is it a known issue?? Thanks for posting that video, I had been trying to explain it to others ... this video is spot on with my noise. Not sure where to find a good dealer to take it too though. I've asked around a bit, waiting for some recommendations.

Update - have a monday morning appt to have it looked at :-)
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Would you like me to locate a dealer for you? I would need your name, number and zip code. Would be happy to help out.

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Old 04-24-2013, 08:11 PM   #5
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I just started the car up today (2010 LLT) and I heard this troubling noise. It seems to me to either be one of the pulleys or the belt, but I'm not completely sure yet. Do any of y'all have any ideas? I have attached a video of the sound being made. Thanks!
Taking a guess here - check your A/C belt. It might be off by a rib or two.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:07 PM   #6
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So I took it in ... service rep agreed, there was a definite squeal/squeak. Waited a good two hours. Then, when they were done, they said all was normal??? And I was given a TSB print out for a tick noise which comes from the fuel pump, which notifies me that particular tick noise was normal.

But ... I have a squeal, not a tick!!?? I can't hear a tick. IDK ... didn't have time to sit around another couple hours, so I left .... with my squeal.

The old saying goes ... if you want it done right, do it yourself. I may change out my tensioner first and see if that fixes it. The squeal doesn't seem to change with steering wheel movement, so I assume not a steering pump ... same for the ac, off or on, same squeal. Leaves alternator, belt, tensioner ... right?
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:14 PM   #7
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Taking a guess here - check your A/C belt. It might be off by a rib or two.
That was notable on the V8 models ... quite common from what I found in this forum. No mentions of that issue with the V6, visual inspection looks ok.
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That was notable on the V8 models ... quite common from what I found in this forum. No mentions of that issue with the V6, visual inspection looks ok.
Ah :/ best of luck.
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Same thing just started happening for me last week. I haven't had a chance to call dealer, expecting them to do a tensioner adjustment... better not give me a Tick TSB!
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By the way, with the top down, and it gets louder with RPM, it is SOOOO annoying...
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:35 PM   #11
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Yours being a V8 may very well be the belt off a pulley by a rib or two. So I've read on here it's pretty common with the V8. And will make that noise.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:19 AM   #12
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I had the same squeak and it was the belt. New belt installed and squeak gone.
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I had the same squeak and it was the belt. New belt installed and squeak gone.
Right, you have a V8 - OP has a V6
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:13 AM   #14
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Made a video for those asking about it -

Is this normal??? Some days louder than others.

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Old 04-07-2014, 07:13 PM   #15
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I now this post is older but did anyone ever find out what this was, I am having the same issue with my 2014 v6,brought it in with around 500 miles and the tech said it was normal and didnt hear anything but if i did to hit it with belt dressing, today with 1100 miles it started again so i stoped and bought the dressing and did as he said, 75 miles later its still chirping, driving me nuts knowing i havent paid a single payment yet and already will have it back for the same noise twice.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:19 PM   #16
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Check the belt on the damper or crank pulley. If it jumped one rib and not centered on the pulley it will chirp. Take your time and look very closely when engine is not running. I would bet its that even tho you have a v6. I had that problem on a v8. But it's very possible you have the same problem. Good luck
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:38 AM   #17
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Thanks, I will give it a good visual inspection again but didn't notice anything like that yesterday, like you said could be just one rib and I might have over looked it, I did like the OP and video taped the noise so the dealership doesn't think I am crazy, mine sounds just like his, sometimes louder than other times, sometimes you can't hear anything. Weird
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