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Join Date: Aug 2004
Re: 1997 Alfa 146ti
Diagnosing noises like that is notoriously difficult at a distance.....If its a sort of screeching that is more noticeable if you rev the engine up - probably the belt.....but its unusual on these engines 'cos the V belts normally grip tight. Only real way to tell is to take the belt off temporarily and see if it stops....though you won't have any power steering so don't try to drive far.....or you can sometimes check by spraying WD40 onto the belt - again it can stop the squeeling tem,porarily if a loose belt is the issue.....
EDIT: Just realised you've asked - and been answered - the same question on another post....
As a newbie, we'll forgive you :-)...but please don't make a habit of double posting - it doesn't get you answers any earlier, generally, and just gets people's backs up.....
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Last edited by rgwm; 23-03-08 at 13:10.
Reason: Double posting by OP