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Screeching sound while driving

While driving my car I heard a loud screeching sound. It lasted for a few seconds then stopped. Any suggestions as to what it could be. Thanks

It sounds like a loose belt. The belt that make the most noise on a car with multiple belts is usually the air conditioner belt and if loose will screech when the compressor kicks on then stop. Sometimes if you drive over water and your AC or alternator belt is loose and it gets wet it might screech for a second then go away.