January 9, 2008, 9:57 pm
i have a 96 plate 2.3 galaxy and for about a week now there has been a loud squealing coming from the fan belt..if i douse it in wd40 it stops immediately then comes back after about 5 minutes
this is the wierd bit...if i go through a puddle of water then the squealing stops immediately and i can carry on driving without any more noise,but as soon as the car has rested for a while its there again as soon as i start the engine,,, any ideas on the problem are more than welcome cos i'm pulling my hair out over this one ...thanks
January 10, 2008, 6:55 pm
Sounds like it is one of two things
1. Fan belt s worn and needs replacing (can make a cheeping noise when worn)
2. Fan belt is too loose.
I reckon its the 1st option to be honest.
tip or you is to get a candle and when the engine is running rub it along the side of the belt. (PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL OF HANDS)
A new belt will help.
January 13, 2008, 10:20 pm
got it sorted now thanks..took it to fords who said i needed a new auxilliary tensioner..then to a local garage who simply puta new belt on...dont have to have the radio on so loud now...lol...thanks for reply
January 20, 2008, 11:17 am
glad you got it sorted