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    Default Screeching sounds when cold?

    Hey all ive got that nasty screeching sound when i start the car from cold i think its some sort of belt but not sure can someone advise and direct me to a how 2 if there is one?>

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    can be aux belt but can also be water pump screeching. You can get a lube to add to your coolant for water pump, if its the aux belt you can feel slack in it - should be really tight.

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    which ones the aux belt?

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    The one that goes round the alternator.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    the ribbed belt that drives auxillary units, alternator,air con pump,ect

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    ahhh right ok is it easy to change? is there a how ttoo knocking around?

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    just a bit fiddley

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    sorry BS we answerd together

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    It may only need tightening up which is easier than replacment. Have a look and see if itis worn bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethIreland View Post
    It may only need tightening up which is easier than replacment. Have a look and see if itis worn bad.
    Don't they all have spring loaded tensioners?

    What engine is it for?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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