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Ok so whenever i start my car on morning, i get this squeaky sound for few seconds, like '1 second' and then it goes away.

Is it serpentine belt issue? Big problem?
Mine serpentine belt is like 2 years 6 months old.


It usually happens when i start the car the first time, and usually on mornings..

However, yesterday afternoon, i wanted to see what happens if i leave key in the ignition position after car starts (for fun sake). This time it was afternoon, car was warm, i had driven it 30 mins ago. That same noise was there, until i released the key from ignition.

Which got me confused, is it starter issue or belt issue?
All my ignitions are otherwise normal with no playing around with ignition position.
 

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Could be a belt starting to slip. Remember it goes from static to torque pretty instantaneously. Is your A/C on for startup by any chance? Or is it on windsheild defrost? I know the compressor in my Versa was noisy as hell when it started up.
 

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I doubt it's the belt, but 2 years warrants a replacement anyways, it's cheap and easy to do. Check out the condition. Get a flashlight down in there and check the ribbed side for cracked ribs, loose fibers, chafed edges. If the flat side is shiny, that is grounds for replacement iregardless.

You'd get a faster diagnosis if you posted a clip or video of said noise. I can't tell what you're talking about, there's many noises at startup that are normal. I assume you mean that you kept the key in the "start/crank" position and the noise persisted? The noise that would produce would be a very clear screeching, just a bad sound to anyone. That would be the starter pinion clashing with the ring gear. It's possible that the flywheel/flexplate ring gear has some "dead spots" in it, meaning worn, chewed up or missing teeth.
 
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