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#1 topcarp2

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 10:07 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

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#2 Steve

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:05 PM

Hi

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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.

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 10:30 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 !Removed! new belt on...dont have to have the radio on so loud now...lol...thanks for reply

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 11:27 AM

glad you got it sorted ;)


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