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Belt Noise Or Something More?

01 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

Hi people,

Sorry for my first post being a question but I was recommended to try here to get some advice.

I have a MK6.5 Ford Fiesta Zetec (1.4) and a couple of months ago when having a service my local mechanic advised that the Cambelt could probably do with being changed too. The car is a 2006 with just over 50k on the clock.

In all fairness he did pull the camcover back and show me the signs of the belt on its way out. He also showed me a small chunk missing off the power steering belt and said it would probably be ok but I figured for the cost of £12 (he fitted it for free) it was worth the piece of mind. The Aux Belt looked fine so we decided to leave that one be.

Cambelt, Tensioner and Power Steering belt were replaced but I have a slight worry that I figured I'd put out here.

If the car has been stood for over 12 hours, especially when damp, for around the first 10-20 seconds from starting there is a slight squeek squeek sound. It disappears and then never comes back. I can use the car, leave it stood for 6 hours and it won't do it again until its been stood for over 12 hours overnight. It does increase with revs but tends to drop off on higher revs then never comes back.

I went back to the garage and was told that its more than likely just the new belt and they sprayed a small amount of white grease on it which hasn't really made any difference. Its also very difficult for them to diagnose as unless I leave the car with them overnight theres no chance of them hearing it.

I'm guessing its nothing major as the car has since done 7k miles without a hiccup apart from those first 10-30 seconds.

So there you have it...sorry for the essay.....what are peoples views?