156 JTD driver's-side whirring
My 1999 156 2.4 JTD (92k miles) has just developed a loud whirring from the driver's side.
At low revs I can't really hear it, but when I put on more gas it seems to get louder. My initial thoughts were that it was turbo related, but having looked under the bonnet this morning (only just got the car) it's the opposite side to the airbox and away from the turbo, and next to the belts.
I think the problem exists when in neutral (although hard to hear). Power seems to be down. I first noticed decreased power when accelerating on a dual carriageway. I went round a roundabout onto a B road and floored it, that's when the noise started - all of a sudden.
Tensioner and belt were last changed in 2004, at about 70k miles.
Any thoughts on what it might be, and how much it might be to fix? (I'm in Warrington / NorthWest)
Last edited by fullerlee; 11-12-08 at 08:43.
Reason: Added more info and location.