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2.0TS squeaking noise sounds like a bird churping around fanbelt area

On my 2001 Gtv I've started to have a squeaking noise sounds like a bird churping or something from the belts around the fanbelt area but this only lasts for about 4 minutes after engine start and then goes away but returns if parked at the shops for example for 30mins and start the engine again... i thought i would look for the churping noise (around the fanbelt area) and spray some WD40 but thought I'd better ask here first in case it's a bad idea, or do I need to adjust something? would most appreciate some help on how to resolve..
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Do you mean the fan belt or the Auxillery belt? I had a squeak on the auxillery belt it was the pulley. Replaced it and no squeak.
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Do you mean the fan belt or the Auxillery belt? I had a squeak on the auxillery belt it was the pulley. Replaced it and no squeak.
Im sorry Im not sure as not an engine expert.. did yours have the same 'only last for a few minutes' or was your noise constant?
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not sure if it helps but the squeak/ churp does speed and slow when the accelerator pressed an im sure happens weather clutch up or de-pressed
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The squeak went away once the engine warmed up, it's quite common. The Auxcillary belt is near the Cam belt, on the drivers side close to the inner wing.
Stand where the tyre is with the bonnet open, look down and you'll see the cover over the Cam belt. If you can hear the squeak there, it's not the fan belt. If your not sure take it to a good alfa garage.
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Aux Belt tensioner, very common.
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The squeak went away once the engine warmed up, it's quite common. The Auxcillary belt is near the Cam belt, on the drivers side close to the inner wing.
Stand where the tyre is with the bonnet open, look down and you'll see the cover over the Cam belt. If you can hear the squeak there, it's not the fan belt. If your not sure take it to a good alfa garage.
thanks following your instructions yes it does seem to be where you have described.. so i'll look in to how to adjust this or replace the aux belt or adjust the tensioner as GJR68 has mentioned and infor on this or links to prev posts would be kindly welcomed
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Aux Belt tensioner, very common.
Thanks GJR68 do you have any infro on how I adjust the tensioner as you mention or fix this or links to prev posts would be kindly welcomed
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Thanks GJR68 do you have any infro on how I adjust the tensioner as you mention or fix this or links to prev posts would be kindly welcomed
I had mine replaced. Spent weeks trying to identify the source of the noise and speculating on all sorts of things. Took it to my local Alfa specialist (Italia Speed) and he identified in seconds. That's experience for you !
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my brother is quite good at doing things as he used to work in a garage i had hoped with some instruction he might be able to sort this but maybe will have to go to a garage.. how much did it cost? or if anyone has any news on fixing this myself with help please do let me know
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Autolusso changed mine took about 15mins, they removed the belt from the tensionier and replaced the tensioner, it's the round black plastic part about 100mm diameter. It was part of another job but I can't think it should cost too much.
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Autolusso changed mine took about 15mins, they removed the belt from the tensionier and replaced the tensioner, it's the round black plastic part about 100mm diameter. It was part of another job but I can't think it should cost too much.
They have the tensioner and idler or just the idler parts on the Alfa workshop website.
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Autolusso Bournemouth did mine too, 20 mins labour plus new pulley, shimmed out 0.5mm further away from the engine as it was rubbing. 63.20 all in, done one Saturday morning while I waited. I was happy with that!

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thanks guys for help gives me a few options now and will be able to get this sorted
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I had similar on my 2.0 ts and it was because the aircon compressor didnt line up correctly, it doesn't mount to the engine in a way that makes it easy to line up properly. In my case the Aircon didn't work anyway so I just fitted a shorter belt.
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I had similar on my 2.0 ts and it was because the aircon compressor didnt line up correctly, it doesn't mount to the engine in a way that makes it easy to line up properly. In my case the Aircon didn't work anyway so I just fitted a shorter belt.
yes strange it did start happening shortly after i had my aircon re-gassed only for the gas to last one day due to a possible leak somewhere now so hot in this weather without it !! but they only attached a pump to the gas refill pipes so it should'nt have really disturbed anything but i guess you never know.. i'll also keep that in mind when checking or having it looked at shortly thanks
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I would get it looked at pronto in case it's the cambelt assembly making the noise. If that goes it can cause severe engine damage. Even a failed aux belt could cause a lot of mayhem
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I would get it looked at pronto in case it's the cambelt assembly making the noise. If that goes it can cause severe engine damage. Even a failed aux belt could cause a lot of mayhem
You can rule it out by removing the Aux belt (5 mins job max with practiced hands) and running the engine. It is not going to do any harm with it missing unless it is a v6, in which case, don't run it for more than 10 seconds (on the v6 the Aux belt drives the water pump).
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ok thanks I'll give that a try
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