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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Another opportunity to display my lack of technical knowledge presents itself :rolleyes:

Recently my 2.0 twinspark has been making too much noise from the engine bay for comfort - it's sort of a belt-like squealing/whining noise as far as I can tell. My questions are, if it is belt related then presumably it'll be the drive belt, rather than one of the more crucial toothed belts (timing and balancer shaft)? I presume this because I can't imagine how a toothed belt would whine and squeal easisly. Also, if I want to check it's coming from the drive belt, can I simply remove it and start the engine to see if the noise has gone without fear of any damage when starting or needing special tools?!

I have many sleepless nights worrying about belts since the timing belt went on my escort eek! - I need to put my mind at rest on this one.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
To check which drive belt is screaming, spray a little WD40 on them one at a time. The squealing will stop when you find the correct belt. Don't use too much or the belts may really slip eek!

Marlon
 
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alternatively, it might be a dry bearing, the wd40 wont resolve this issue, but try it first, mine tends to squeal abit on start up, but wehn running is okay, if its all the time, could be either.
 
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