My 2001 Nissan Frontier is making an intermittent squeak from the front end. If it was a belt wouldn't it squeak all the time? Could it be a belt pulley? It only happens while the car is moving. When the squeak happens I can feel a slight hesitation.
It’s hard to make an educated guess without more information, and without
being able to duplicate the problem. But, since you say that the squeak happens
while the car is moving, I would take it to your regular repair shop and have
them check over the wheels and brakes.
〉 Answered on Sep 27th, 2006 by Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd
It sounds like you have a suspension or tire issue. I would need more information but suggest you have it checked by a certified ASE technician soon.
〉 Answered on Sep 20th, 2006 by Jamey Wozniak, Owner and CEO at Joe's Hitch, Trailer & Truck Accessories
Squeaks can be hard to diagnose without hearing it. You could start the car and put the hood up and try to locate the area of the noise. Most likely you will have to have someone in service look at the vehicle so that they can actually tell where the noise is coming from. Belts don't necessarily make noise all the time and either to pulleys. You really need someone to hear the noise to diagnose it properly.
〉 Answered on Sep 20th, 2006 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines
You are right that belts and belt pulley squeaks are usually constant, but they can
also be intermittent.
If the squeak happens only when the vehicle is moving it is probably caused
by something in the suspension and you state there is a slight hesitation when
you hear the squeak. This could indicate a loose bushing or possibly a ball
joint. This should be looked at and diagnosed at your local Nissan dealer or an
ASE Certified Automotive Technician as this could possibly be a potential safety