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Hi,
Getting a squeaking sound from the fan belt side of the engine not a fan belt screech, sounds more like something need lubrication
Any ideas ?

This will be my first job on my GTV & there doesn't seem to be
any space to get in to this area.
What do people tend to do ? take the front wheel off for access?

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possibly a tensioner, water pump or the alternator. Yes you need to reove the fornt wheel and get a 13mm on the auxilliary belt tensioner, remve the belt and start the engine and see if the noise continues. to get the pulley back on you will need to enlist the help of an assistant. If the noise stops you will know it is not the water pump, wouldnt bother with oil or grease - just replace the faulty part. if it's the alternator or water pump then there is more work required but at least you will have an idea of where you need to head
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you need 15mm(black wheel) to release tension on tensioner(lever anti-clockwise), 13mm is to actually remove tensioner itself from engine block. It can be done by yourself!
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Hey Mike did you end up fixing this? I started having the same thing....sounds like a bird chirping or something from the belts....but mine were all changed not long ago including all tensioners etc....

my old man told me to rub some soap on the belt lol.......apparently it always works. maybe i might try it.
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It will probably be the wheel on the moving aux belt tensioner.

The garage wouldn't normally change the aux belt tensioners unless you ask because they are expensive.
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It will probably be the wheel on the moving aux belt tensioner.

The garage wouldn't normally change the aux belt tensioners unless you ask because they are expensive.
hope not coz i supplied it and they changed it.
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Did you get the fixed one changed as well?

I just did my cambelt and aux belt and I didn't change the aux belt tensioners. Now I have fitted a new Aux belt the moving tensioners screeches badly for a few minutes after starting the engine.

If you suppplied a new one it should be easy to see if they have fitted it.
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Yeah coz they gave me the old one, I asked for them to give me all the old parts back so I could make sure they actually changed them over. hmmm at work at the moment I will investigate this afternoon.
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I'm planning to do the job next week. I've not had a chance to take the car off the road yet as I'm using it for work. It does make a lot more noise at the beginning of the journey, when the alternator is under load.
I'm hoping that somewhere in there is a bearing I can replace..
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I get a screech / rubbing that sounds like a worn pulley noise but only under hard acceleration......but all my tensioners should have been replaced too.
What else could cause it?
Hard to locate as it'll only do it when moving.
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steering pulley

Finally got round to looking at this & the steering pulley is making the noise
I found that putting a bit of tubing over the 15mm spanner helped levering the tensioner
as it is very tight. Next job is to take the steering pump off & see if the pulley is detatchable
Looks like using a big syringe to drain the steering pump reservoir first is a good idea but any suggestions gratefully received

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Hey Mike did you end up fixing this? I started having the same thing....sounds like a bird chirping or something from the belts....but mine were all changed not long ago including all tensioners etc....

my old man told me to rub some soap on the belt lol.......apparently it always works. maybe i might try it.
Hey Loobz Did you ever sort this as i also seem to have the smae problem from starting engine for about 4minutes and then goes?
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Re: Hey Mike did you end up fixing this? I started having the same thing....sounds like a bird chirping or something from the belts....but mine were all changed not long ago including all tensioners etc....

my old man told me to rub some soap on the belt lol.......apparently it always works. maybe i might try it.
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Hi Marcus. I had exactly those symptoms recently, initially only when cold but eventually all the time. It is not a pleasant noise! It was an idler pulley. New one fitted in 20 mins by Autolusso Bournemouth, also shimmed out an extra 0.5mm away from the engine as it was rubbing slightly. The belt itself was fine.

Soap on the belt sounds like just asking for it to slip ...

Cheers,

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Hi Marcus. I had exactly those symptoms recently, initially only when cold but eventually all the time. It is not a pleasant noise! It was an idler pulley. New one fitted in 20 mins by Autolusso Bournemouth, also shimmed out an extra 0.5mm away from the engine as it was rubbing slightly. The belt itself was fine.

Soap on the belt sounds like just asking for it to slip ...

Cheers,

Andy
thanks Andy
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