A buddy of mine runs a 95 Escort manual and is getting a "belt" sound when he first starts it up, like a rubbing or "screaching" sound. I never peeked under the hood and was given only the details above.
Wasn´t sure if there´s a known common problem with a fix out there before I dig deeper.
Yeah my car squeaks sometimes too like that. It´s the alternator, power steering, etc belt on the left side of the engine. I´m pretty sure the shop that rebuilt my engine after the timing belt snapped didn´t bother to tighten it down right, seeing as how the oil pan bolt wasn´t completely tightened, and neither were ANY of the 11 Camshaft cover bolts as i found out last weekend...Hell, I could twist one of them with my hands and plenty of them wiggled around. I also found oil in the holes that the spark plugs fit into, so i checked my oil, sure enough, i had to dump two quarts in it.
I recomended my dad to never go back to this shop again. They suck.