Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Melbourne Australia
Re: Squeeking drive belt
Pretty much all the time, noticeable from cold at idle.
Tends to be most noticeable when cruising below 2000RPM in top.
Probably because everything else is pretty quiet under those conditions.
I just had a look under the bonnet and it does seem to be shedding rubber from the front edge of the belt, not a lot but noticeable.
The water pump drives off the blind side so should easily effect alignment.
Noise would appear to be repetitive 'squeak' at about the same frequency as one rotation of the belt, not one rotation of the engine.
I may be old, but at least I'm stupid!