Squeal when starting JL?! **UPDATE NEW PROBLEM**

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Hi everyone! I just purchased my JL two days ago (02/13/18) and everything was perfect with the vehicle until I noticed something today. When I pushed the start button (I had my driver door open) I heard a brief "squeal" noise coming from the car when it started up. This noise doesn't occur every single time I start the Jeep, but randomly. To elaborate, it's a brief squeal/squeak noise when I start the wrangler and there are no other issues. I was wondering if anyone else is experiencing this and what could be causing this on a brand new vehicle (currently 287 miles).
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UPDATE: So currently it's been pouring raining all day and I find a leak coming from where the rearview mirror is attached. Honestly, I have no clue what to do at this point. First the squealing and now this. I'm waiting for the manager at my Jeep dealer to contact me back.





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I swear I heard that today!
 
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I have an appointment with the dealer scheduled for next week. My first instinct was the belt as well.
 

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Does it do it at a light as well with the ESS?
 

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Basic DIY mechanical knowledge tells me it’s a belt, at least that’d be my first thought
 

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Not today with remote start either. And never with ess
 

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Same hear (pun intended). Bought my JL Sahara with 34 miles on it and that night I heard the squeal. It's very intermittent and I've only heard it when I use the push button start. May guess is the belt but I was going to mention it to the deal next time I'm in.

Side note - I despise the auto shut off/start up. I'd like to punch the engineer who decided that you have to set it to off every time you start the car vs. a permanent solution. It may "save" gas but I say it's hell on the engine and starter.
 
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Thanks everyone for the feedback. Has anyone heard anything from their dealer service department regarding this issue so I can know what to expect when I bring it in?
 

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I think we are all waiting on you to provide that info ;)
 

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I have not heard it again , (if I even heard it the first time ...) This forum will make you paranoid!
 

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LOL!

Then my guess is you never heard it. No paranoia here, it really does make a chirp once in awhile and it is noticeable.
 

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