Wax Posted June 6, 2016 Share Posted June 6, 2016 My car has been making a very strange noise for the past month. I first noticed it on May 8th after driving for about half and hour, and I let the car idle in neutral for a while. It's kind of a weird whining noise and demonstrated in this video (sorry for the gross portrait orientation) It's a 1.4 petrol ford fiesta mk6 (I believe it might be known as the mk5 in the States). When I bought it, it had 88k miles on the odometer and was due a cambelt replacement. My guess is that it is the cambelt (I'm guessing that's the belt you see on the left in the video) that's causing the noise? I had the cambelt replaced shortly before I bought it, but after a few months of driving, it now makes this noise. I've read two conflicting arguments online: the first is that the tension in one part or another simply needs to be adjusted, and then the noise will stop. Second, I've heard that it needs replacing entirely because it's going to break. I'd like to get a second opinion, cause I'm not really savvy at this kind of thing. @6tails maybe? I don't quite know who is knowledgeable about cars here and who isn't Thanks again! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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