Re: squeking on idle / coolant problem?
jan kowalski wrote in message ...
>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
>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
>2003. Has anyone heard about it?
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.