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Old 07-07-2005, 02:01   #1 (permalink)
jan kowalski
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squeking on idle / coolant problem?

Hello,

I have just noticed silent squeaking on idle, went to the garage and ask
what could be the reason for that? The guy said that they come probably from
the water pump and are to do with a coolant that is currently used. The car
is still on the warranty so they will change the coolant into other, better
one. The color of the coolant is orange/pink and the car Focus 1.6 ztec from
2003. Has anyone heard about it?

br

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Old 07-07-2005, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
Bob Minchin
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Re: squeking on idle / coolant problem?


jan kowalski wrote in message ...
>Hello,
>
>I have just noticed silent squeaking on idle, went to the garage and ask
>what could be the reason for that? The guy said that they come probably

from
>the water pump and are to do with a coolant that is currently used. The car
>is still on the warranty so they will change the coolant into other, better
>one. The color of the coolant is orange/pink and the car Focus 1.6 ztec

from
>2003. Has anyone heard about it?
>
>br
>
>vpn
>
>


I had this on my Peugeot after about 70k miles. It was the drive belt that
runs the alternator/water pump/aircon etc. With the engine running, try
dripping a little plain water onto the belt, Stand back as it will splash a
bit but the squeak will possibly stop for a few minutes as the water
lubricates the belt.
If this turns out to be the cause, then a simple belt change will fix the
problem. Dunno how easy this is to do on a focus as I'm only lurking in the
group as I plan to buy a focus soon.

hth

Bob


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