Squealing from Cambelt area
Before I describe the problem with my 147 I have made loads of searches on this site and not come up with the exact similar issue.
My 147 Sele had it's cambelt changed 6 months ago, along with all belts, tensioners and variator.
Recently, on start up in the morning there's a squealing noise coming from the cambelt area.
Important fact is that the noise disappears after the engine has warmed up and doesn't re-occur throughout the day. When it's a cold morning it's worse, but always disappears after about 1 mile.
I notice threads that could indicate a tensioner or the water pump on the way out. I sprayed a little wd40 onto the waterpump pulley and the noise goes away for a few seconds but returns....until it goes when the engine is warm. I've also noticed that the engine temperature sometimes hangs around the 70 mark, not the usual 85 -90 as it has done for years. If the water pump is failing then shouldn't the temp rise?
Six weeks ago the car lost it's power steering fluid due to a split pipe and wrecked the steering rack.
Now, could it be that this incident has also damaged the power steering pump?(not sure where the pump is). Steering feels fine and no more loss of fluid.
Now you now the history, any ideas or advice?