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Canada Mini Engine Whistle JCW R53 2003 with 22K miles

Hi everyone, long time reader, first time poster. I appreciate any input you may be able to provide though I have not contributed to this forum in the past.

I have a 2003 Cooper S JCW Stock with just under 22K miles. Recently I have started hearing an odd "squeal / whistle" only on cold startups (ie after a day or two of not having started it). There are two prominent squeals and within seconds it disappears. It is almost a whistling more than a squealing.

Here is a link to my video: youtu.be/ICJGDLHNvMM. Can anyone help diagnose this sound?
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Hi ya and welcome

It sounds like an idler pulley or alternator bearing is running dry/worn .
I would start by popping off you sc belt and spin the idlers, alternator and sc


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Hi Marque,

Thanks for the quick response and your welcome to the forum, I have been doing quite a bit of reading on the bearings and pulleys. Would you happen to know what kind of costs are associated with this kind of repair at a reputable dealer?
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