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My car is making a whinning noise to the left of the motor. Sounds like it is in the Multi Rib Belt. The Chevrolet Dealer just had a recall on the power steering and had to replace that and a few days later this whinning noise started up. Gets louder the faster you go. We sprayed the belt but the noise is still there. What can this be?

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This is probably your AC compressor clutch or, alternator pulley bearing
to see: carefully! while the engine is running; place a very long screwdriver or, a long
metal bar on the case of the engine, alternator, AC etc. and, up to your ear (like a stethoscope) to locate and, pinpoint the noise. we have "mechanic's stethoscopes"
we use at at the shop these can be purchased at any auto parts store if you can't find
the bar you need. let me know what you find out.

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