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Hi all,

The latest issue on the way home this evening was a loud squealing emanating from the r/h side of the engine bay (my V6 Turbo is lhd...). It started off intermittent at the beginning of the journey (mainly at lower speeds off the motorway), then 30 minutes later was fairly constant.

When I got it home, all the belts looked good, nothing appeared visually loose (didn't have time to check tightness as it was dark), so I am assuming worst case scenario, that one of the wheels is knackered (my knowledge of this system is very basic, as you have probably twigged).

So, the question is, would anyone know whether there is a generic issue with this? Tensioner? Wheel (of some description)?

Many thanks in advance
 

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From what you say and reading your other post with regards to the ticking, I would guess that one of the cambelt tensioners is in the process of failing. The engine could be ticking because the cam timing is wrong.

I wouldn't run the engine until you have had it fixed.
Get it towed to the garage.

When were they last changed?
 

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Thats the thing, I believe the cambelt was changed just before I bought it, but I'm not sure about the tensioner... The czech autobazaar I bought the car from seemed not to understand my use of the word 'Tensioner'.....

If the tensioner needs changing, I guess the extra cost wouldn't be much to replace the cambelt too, just in case... Any idea what the tensioner/cambelt combination costs? I use UK prices as my benchmark....

And thanks for the advice, I do appreciate it.
 

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Well, it wasn't the tensoiner or the belts, it was in fact a bracket that had sheared and stuck against the "paloosa" (which I think translates as 'driveshaft...). Offending piece of bracket removed, and the car is OK, but the downside is that the whole driveshaft needs to be replaced, as the bracket is an integral part of it.... :eek:

That's going to cost 130 GBP to fix. I took it to a local Fiat garage, and at least this guy seems to know what he is talking about, more than the last criminal I took the car too.... Having said that, he thought the tappets were hydraulic...
 

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Give Alfashop or EB spares a call, they should be able to help with belts and tensioners. I would certainly change the belt again.

www.alfashop.co.uk or Alfa Romeo Parts and Alfa Romeo Spares from EB Spares - Specialist Alfa Parts Dealers

I cant see the parts costing more than £100 or so.

I can't see the parts listed on Fiat Parts and Alfa Romeo Parts from Shop4Parts
Hi SymonH, the Alfashop site appears to be 'coming soon', do you have another link? I'm trying to find a GTV badge....
 
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