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    Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    When the cars cold and I start the engine I get a squeal for about 1-2 immediately as it fires up.

    It only does it when the engine is cold. Both belts and the power steering pump were done in October. It's got power steering fluid etc and drives perfectly fine.

    Could this just be moisture on the aux belt causing it to slip slightly in the morning or something like the starter motor?

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    fan belt.

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    Quote Originally Posted by Damo_Sport View Post
    fan belt.
    Aux belt, fan is electric.

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    people still call it fan :P

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    Just the cold weather and some moisture thats causing this then?

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    Might need tightening, with it being a new belt. I've had this before on a different Clio.

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    Aux belt. Did you have the tensioner replaced, or just the belt?

    If just the belt I'd put money on the tensioner being seized and not doing its job properly.


    Quote Originally Posted by Da View Post
    Might need tightening, with it being a new belt. I've had this before on a different Clio.
    Tensioner does the tightening if a non cup - manual tightening if it was a cup.

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    Mine does this usually when it has been raining, I would not worry. The amount of components moving around we should all be thankfull that there is not more noise.

    You should have heard my old Pug 405, it had a nasty knocking noise when cold from the engine (petrol), but it was my grandads old car and he said it started happening after 13k miles. I sold it on with 78k and it passed emissions fine and did 37mpg. So it showed the engine was in good health.

    Higgy.

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    It's self tightening on all of them bar the 172cup

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    Mine does the same after it's been stood over night and when I fire it up for the 1st time. It's only started doing it since the cold damp weather has hit us so I'm inclined to think it's down to what you've mentioned.

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom@JMS View Post
    Aux belt. Did you have the tensioner replaced, or just the belt?

    If just the belt I'd put money on the tensioner being seized and not doing its job properly.
    Had everything done. Fred did the work so I know no shortcuts were taken and you know what hes like about making sure the full kit is used!

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    I was referring to an older clio with regards the tightening, Mk1 IIRC.

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    just give the belt a good coat of wd40, that should keep the moister away and stop any squeeks

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    Quote Originally Posted by jaysjetski View Post
    just give the belt a good coat of wd40, that should keep the moister away and stop any squeeks
    That sounds like a bad idea to me

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    My dad's DCi does this too, he's also recently had the belts done. Maybe it takes a while for them to 'break in'.

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    Quote Originally Posted by caister View Post
    That sounds like a bad idea to me

    why?
    its not going to harm the belt or stop anything from working as it is under so much tension.
    i have been doing this for years on all my cars.
    i used to do it when servicing cars when i worked for brunel ford.

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    wd40 eats rubber you pleb!!!!

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    Quote Originally Posted by Damo_Sport View Post
    wd40 eats rubber you pleb!!!!
    Doesn't exactly aid belt traction either.

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom@JMS View Post
    Doesn't exactly aid belt traction either.
    exaclty!!

    edit :

    i heard someone used a bit of talcon powder once.

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    Re: Squealing Noise on Cold Start

    cold is probably getting to the battery. I'd expect it to get worse over the winter

 

 
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