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    Default ok...changed timing belt and.....

    it started yay. I didn't kill it.

    However, there is a loud squeel/squeek coming from the engine that gets faster as the engine speed does. How can I figure out of this is coming from the aux belt or something to do with the timing belt? Obviously I had the aux belt pulley and tensioner off. It looks like the aux belt tensioner is vibrating a bit which makes me thing that but I don't want to drive about and it turns out its the timing belt pulley when it fails or something.

    cheers,

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    perhaps I could take the aux belt off and running it for a couple of seconds? car should be able to run off battery for a bit, albeit it won't be charging?

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    take fan belt off if still there it cam belt

    answered your own Q lol

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    Can't you remove the Aux belt and start her m8 see if noise is still there.To be honest new Timing belts do tend to squeal a bit till bedded in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macdad View Post
    To be honest new Timing belts do tend to squeal a bit till bedded in.
    That makes me feel a bit better. I'll take the aux belt off and see what happens just for my own piece of mind. meant to be driving 180 miles toomorrw, a bit nervous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Knox View Post
    That makes me feel a bit better. I'll take the aux belt off and see what happens just for my own piece of mind. meant to be driving 180 miles toomorrw, a bit nervous.
    Another cause of the dreaded squeal can be to much actual tension on the belt..?is the tensioner ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Knox View Post
    perhaps I could take the aux belt off and running it for a couple of seconds
    That would be what id try first.

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    The tensioner is set as per Haynes & the How-2 on here. Pointing to the hole.

    A bit of googling and someone has said it could be coolant on the belt from changing the water pump?

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    aux belt removed, squeel disappeared. Tightened the bolts on the pulley, back on. squeel no more. thanks guys.

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    glad she fixed mate

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