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Been a while since I posted in here but have a question. My 2010 3 (2.0L) touring just rolled over 29k miles and I have developed what sounds like either a squealing sound in 3rd through 5th gears (manual). It generally comes in around 2k right after I shift and let the clutch pedal all the way out and stays for a second or 2 after. If I slow down and let the rpm's drop below 2k, then accelerate, it brings it back. Sounds like it is coming from pass side. I am guessing a belt issue but not totally sure. Have any of you had issues with this?

I am scheduled for my oil change friday so I may have them take a look. I tried getting the noise to come back sitting in the driveway in neutral. took the rpm's all the way up to 4k but did not get it to make a noise.

Also, should I have them do the transmission flush while I have the car there for the oil change?
 

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timing chain/tensioner, there is multiple threads on these, I'd search, I'm sure you will find info on these and should be under warranty, if not get it fixed.
 

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thanks. I will take a look around and see what I can come up with
No problem, these cars are known for this failure for some reason. A lot of people are having problems with is, does your car sound like a diesel at idle? There are some videos on here yo help you diagnose it as well.
 

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No problem, these cars are known for this failure for some reason. A lot of people are having problems with is, does your car sound like a diesel at idle? There are some videos on here yo help you diagnose it as well.
It certainly does sound like a diesel. There have been times that I check to see if everything is in tact because it is so loud. Then there are times I wonder if the engine is even on!!! Even with the radio off I have gone a few times to turn the key only to realize its on already. Very bipolar engine.
 
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