Squealing GT Aux belt
Aux belt started squealing very severly on 60 mile trip home from work Thursday (no problems with it at all up to now). Battery light came on a couple of times and power steering stopped working briefly when I stopped to re fuel halfway home. Taking it to a local garage next week - not a specialist but a good garage I use for "straightforward" stuff. I know basically what the belt does and what is on there; alternator, power steering pump, water pump etc. Any pointers before I go to the garage - what is the likely best and worst case scenario? Belt, tensioner, water pump, everything!? I have read elsewhere on here that famously waterpump failure can trigger timing belt failure. How will the mechanic diagnose the source of the problem?
Car is a GT JTD btw - about 85k miles - all servicing and timing belt done at about 65k by Alfa dealer (I know this can mean nothing!)
Last edited by BraiiKing; 27-11-10 at 05:57.