the car only has 26,000 miles btw
i cant imagine it being that with the low mileage on the car. it also doesnt it make the noise EVERY time. its seems to do so more if im driving it around then stop for a little and then start it back up and drive again. but ill look at all options."Chirping" when it come to engines is usually 1 of 2 things. Slightly blown head gasket(EZ to diagnose with CCP test) OR a bearing going out! I'd guess he second and with it getting loader from the CRANK dipstick, I'd say crank bearing.
Drain your oil into a clean container, then slowly pour the oil into another clean container. If you see a metallic shimmer to the oil you're screwed.
i havent really tried it with it on and off to see if it makes a difference. im gonna try that as well as re torque my plugs, i have to re gap them anyway.A/C on?
A GM Tech said that he'd recently been having a rash of these cars (1.4) with bad serpentine belt tensioners. Sure enough, I've heard mine chirping twice now with the A/C on.