Mom’s got a 2011 Hyundai Accent that started making a screeching sound about a month ago. The sound only lasts about a second and happens when first starting up.
After reading through some forums, something came up about turning the steering wheel all the way to right/left to see if it reproduced the sound. As it turns out, turning the steering wheel all the way to left gives me the screech.
According to said forums, this supposedly has something to do with the alternator belt. I also find myself wondering if there’s a connection with frigid weather.
In short, might this screech as described be caused by alternator belt? What other things could I try to rule it out or confirm this?