December 17, 2012, 6:48 am
My car has developed a whineing noise, and i am 99.9% certain its coming from alt as done the trick with screaw driver on alt and ear to screaw driver., when i first start car a squeak can be heard coming from belt end of engine, this has allways done this, but whineing noise only happened 2 days ago.
A mate said he can change bearing in alt and this will solve it, saves buying new alt.
By the way it's a 2.0 zetec. 2000.
Is changing bearing an easy job.
and is it worth changing anything else whilst alt and belt is off.
Its just ticked over to 150 thosand miles.
December 17, 2012, 7:17 am
Sound slike the alt is about to pack up, suggest you get it changed before driving it anywhere.
some cheap on ebay
December 17, 2012, 7:33 am
A trick i use to see if its the bearing is spray wd40 onto it whilst its going if noise goes then its the bearing try it
December 17, 2012, 5:01 pm
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[color=#0000ff][size=5][font=comic sans ms,cursive]Tempted to say, check it's not the other half making the whining noise.
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December 17, 2012, 6:26 pm
If it is the alternator bearing there is a risk of it breaking up or seizing so I wouldn't hang about getting it fixed
December 18, 2012, 3:17 am
thanks for all advice, much appreciated, its getting done today.
December 19, 2012, 1:39 am
it was not the alt, it was alt belt tensioner pulley, tried all motor factors, they all only sold the full tensioner not just pulley, so I temporary put one on from a scrap car, untill i can source a new pulley wheel, car is nice and quiet again.
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