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#1 xFiestaLoverx

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:44 PM

Okay, my fiesta 1.25 zetec makes a whiney kind of sound when in Neutral and the clutch is fully engaged or lifted up.

 

http://yourlisten.co...nt/16965229/car

 

 

Does anyone know what this is, is it the alternator or is it the clutch or something else?

 

 

Edit:

 

The noise comes from the lower right side under the bonnet.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:13 AM

Its stumped 58 viewers, wow, sounds serious. :unsure:



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:03 PM

If its constant while the car is running I'd say alternator or water pump bearings.
I'd suggest you obtain a mechanics stethoscope and test various places on the engine until you get the source of the noise.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:56 PM

Consider it bought, thanks.

 

got one off amazon, will have it tomorrow, so glad I got Prime.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:32 PM

Keep us updated as to your findings.

Many people don't do a simple listening test on components, the sounds a car makes can be very revealing.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

Its stumped 58 viewers, wow, sounds serious. :unsure:

I did not want to "jump in" when i did not know what it was, (could be a lot of things - and hard to track down!) other potential things it could be is the clutch thrust bearing/ CSC or the power steering pump (put this is likeley to change note when you turn the wheel) 

 

Has the car had any recent work done?



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:33 PM

Hi, no work done.

 

I did read that the alternator is in the area that the noise is coming from so I think it may be that, ill keep you guys updated when I get the instrument tomorrow.

 

The noise goes away after a few mins of driving though.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:44 PM

Try spraying some WD40 onto the jockey wheels that guide the belt, these sometimes have a short life. How many miles has the car done?



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:29 PM

Have you checked the belt for rubbing? My water pump went a few weeks back and didn't make any unusual noise really, my belt is a bit squeaky when cold but yours isn't squeaking, i would have thought that if the alternator was rough you would hear it more clearly. as other have said i would give the pulleys and guides a quick squirt of lube, and maybe even the alternator pulley while its running then it may stop and you will have your answer.  



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:20 AM

If its constant while the car is running I'd say alternator or water pump bearings.
I'd suggest you obtain a mechanics stethoscope and test various places on the engine until you get the source of the noise.
http://pages.ebay.co...id=120842366255


A great piece of kit - although I don't own that exact one so I can't comment on how well it works.

I would also have the belt off for a look at each pulley/bearing to see if you can find one that feels rough

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