I have a '99 Wrangler manual with 99k miles. Sometimes when I start it, it makes this earsplitting squealing noise for about 10 seconds, then stops. It also squeals when I turn the air conditioner on high. I know absolutely nothing about cars, so I don't even know where to begin to look for problems. Is it some kind of belt? Whats a ballpark price to fix this?
I just bought this Jeep for my 19th birthday a couple weeks ago because I've always dreamed of owning one, but it's pretty embarrassing when it squeals in my quiet little neighborhood. It's in excellent condition, I know the previous owner and he had it serviced all the time and there's never been any problems with it. He never took it offroading (I know, what a loser), and it's never been in an accident. So if someone could point me in the right direction, I'd greatly appreciate it