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Signs Your Serpentine Belt is Failing

Signs Your Serpentine Belt is Failing

When the mileage on a vehicle reaches between 50,000 and 100,000 miles, the chances of its serpentine belt, which sends power to multiple engine accessories, such as the alternator, power steering and water pump, and A/C compressor, failing goes up considerably. And so, too, does one's chances of being left stranded on the side of the road. Signs That Might Suggest Your Serpentine Belt Is Failing Unlike other vehicle components, serpentine belts don't usually stop working right away. They gradually become less and less efficient, and eventually, it gets to the point where they start to throw off a few subtle and not-so-subtle signs to let drivers know something is wrong. Some of these signs include the following: Squealing sounds – One of the first signs of a failing serpentine belt is a high-pitched squealing sound that emanates from under the hood. Sometimes, this sound indicates the belt is misaligned or is somehow slipping. It could also suggest i ... read more

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