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High pitched squeal when defroster is on

There is a high-pitched squeal or chirp when I have the defroster on. Not your typical belt slipping squeak. Occasionally after driving with the defroster on, I can smell something hot, like burning rubber. Can this be resolved by a new belt or could something be wrong with the pulleys?

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Sounds like your ac compressor is failing, fix it before your belt breaks and leaves you stranded.

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SOURCE: idler pulley burning belt rubber. idler bad?

yes, if it is frozen up the belt will squeal and burn up ! you can go to any auto parts store and tell them you need a idler pulley for your vehicle. good-day !

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