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Squeaky fan belt in 2005 Lancer

When I first start my 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer, morning or even in the afternoon, there's a squeak from the fan belt for about a minute before it stops and all is good. What can I do to stop it?

In the old days mechanics would probably apply a little grease like Vaseline to the belt and send you on your way, and you could try the same, but I reckon yours might need to be re-tensioned or it might even need a new belt. If you install a new belt, re-tension it after about 1000 km because it will stretch a little in the first few kays.

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