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Jason E
04-21-2005, 07:32 PM
I'm picking up my girlfriend's new car at the dealership I work at part-time tomorrow...its the GA SE in the sig. Anyway, when I was test driving it, I did my usual, informal full throttle 0-70 run to see if anything funky showed up. Well, at full throttle when the car shifted around 6,200-6,300, I heard a squak that sounded like a serpentine belt making a noise (or the kind of noise you hear when an old car has its PS pump whining in a parking lot when making a turn), and the shift seemed harsher than in my former '02 GA GT at FT.

Any thoughts? I think a tranny fluid change will help the smoothness factor, but wonder about the squak. I wonder if it really is the serpentine belt, as I can't imagine what else it would be. At PT it shifts beautiful, with no odd noises. She'll never race it, so I'm not really that worried about it...just wondering what it is, and if its common.

Jason E
04-26-2005, 05:23 PM
Anyone? Help? This can't be the ONLY GA doing this...can it???

04-26-2005, 06:36 PM
It was probably as you mentioned the belt slipping, some car do that.
possible remedies could be install a new belt or tensioner