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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.com/channel/content/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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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.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=120842366255

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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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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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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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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.com/link/?nav=item.view&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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