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Squeeking - Advice needed

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Matt-Page, 15 Jan 2006.

  1. Matt-Page

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,609

    Make: Ford
    Model: Orion Encore 1.6
    Year: J Reg (1992 i think)


    Ok guys, my car, which i have recently taken on is starting to make a squeeking noise. I have heard it on loads of cars around town before but want to know what it is and how much it will got me to get fixed.

    It happens when

    1) I start the car and put my foot down a bit to warm her up
    2) When accelerating
    3) When using the engine to break (changing down a gear at junctions etc and engine is pulling car back)

    Is this the fan belt? I haven't had the bonnet up yet as it was only noticeable last night and this morning, both of which times it was dark.

    I can, maybe do a sound recording of the noise later if it would help you...
     
  2. moss

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Nov 2002

    Posts: 6,487

    Location: South Shields

    It sounds like the fan belt, it might need adjusting or replacing. Even if it needs replacing it shouldnt cost much.
     
  3. Matt-Page

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,609

    > £20?

    Haven't been paid since 23rd Dec and im skint. Mortgage eats everything up :(
     
  4. moss

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Nov 2002

    Posts: 6,487

    Location: South Shields

    If its just the belt, it should cost £10 from a motorfactors and maybe 20mins to fit it.
     
  5. Matt-Page

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,609

    Is iut easy to fit or adjust?

    In other words should i be able to do this myself?
     
  6. moss

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Nov 2002

    Posts: 6,487

    Location: South Shields

    It sound be, ive not done it on your particular car but I cant imagine it being hard. You can sometimes adjust the position of the alternator to take up tension of the belt. Even if it needs replaced its usually just take the old one off and put the new one on.
     
  7. [Death]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,395

    Location: Gloucester, UK

    normaly just loosen the adjustor nut, move altenator to tighten belt and tighten nut, same if ure replaceing, de adjust replace , adjust
     
  8. Matt-Page

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,609

    Gonna go for a fag break now so will have a look at the belt and if i can see where the noise is coming from. might take a sound recording of it too....