Screeching Sound After Cold Start Up - Any Ideas?

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Hi Everyone. I have a 23MY Ranger 3K Miles on it. I have had an odd sound the past week or so on the cold start up in the morning. The engine fires up but then about 25 seconds in I hear this screech sound, it goes away then comes up again in 15 seconds if I haven't went into gear. Once I do, (R) it goes away. Any ideas what might be causing this? Thanks!
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Is it a short chirping sound or a long drawn-out screech?
 

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Sounds like a loose belt- check your tensioner.
 


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I believe that, mine makes a similar sound when I try to push her off the bed.
Since you're from Australia, I'll ask for clarification; Is this an actual feline cat or is this a term for ones girlfirend/wife?
 

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I've should've known.
Hopefully she doesn't read this (not the cat - she is illiterate) or else the next post on here will be from her, informing you of my obituary.

I should clarify, my wife is quite a tall woman (~6 feet) and manages to lie diagonally across our bed in a way which makes it extremely difficult to get in, and the cat seems to both occupy, and vigorously defend, the small remaining space available to me.
 
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Is it a short chirping sound or a long drawn-out screech?
Short chirping more than drawn out screech (maybe 1-2 sec tops) then goes away for 10 sec then comes back.
 

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Short chirping more than drawn out screech (maybe 1-2 sec tops) then goes away for 10 sec then comes back.
Probably the wastegate actuator arm. Those are known to squeek when cold.
 
 



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