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Hi all,

I've recently purchased a 2004 GT 2.0JTS with only 29,000 miles on the clock. The service history is comprehensive and it underwent a cambelt change with a specialist about 7,000 miles ago. The problem is that the engine is producing a shrill whining noise when starting from cold between around 800-1500rpm. The problem is pretty much eliminated by the time the engine is up to temperature.

A brief conversation with a local mechanic (without him looking at it) presented the idea that the tensioner may not be working with as much strength as it used to and that this noise could be remedied by putting chalk on the belt, but this was more effort than it was worth.

Any ideas/information would be greatly appreciated.

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Are you sure it's the cam-belt tensioner?

Get your head over the engine when it's running. I think it's the clutch instead.


If the noise is coming from the belt.. then it's worth getting the belt tension checked. It may be too tight, rather than too loose.


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