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    Unhappy squeling noise from engine on idle..

    hey all,

    recently my cars making a funny squeling noise when its ticking over. I've noticed this as i always let my car warm up a bit before i drive off in the morning.


    anyone know what it could be??
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    It's the alternator belt - does it stop if you rev it?

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    fan belt? the tensioner for the fan belt? timing belt? timing belt rollers?
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    Oh... and letting the car warm up on idle whilst stationery is not good for the engine - just get in it and drive off

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    as Ffoeg says its bad for the engine letting it warm up, but dont rag it round from cold either as this caused damage

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    alternator belt, thanks geoff, does this mean it needs changing?
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    More than likley the belt's stretched, or the tensioner is a bit tired, or a bit of both.

    Try the cheapest option first - which will be a new belt

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