Mechanics

ENGINE NOISE

2001 Vauxhall Astra • 75,000 miles

My 2001 Astra made a screeching noise when I switched off last run out. The noise came from the engine bay and was very brief. Is there any need for concern?
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Bsu642
May 27, 2012.




Abnormal noises should always be looed at, especially if it is engine related. A screechning noise can mean a loose belt or a failing bearing and I would suggest checking the drive belts tension and condition for a start.
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KHLow2008
May 27, 2012.
Took the car to the garage and it requires a new starter and a new ignition switch. The car was completely dead when the ignition was turned but the electrics were fine etc. Thanks for the reply

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Bsu642
May 28, 2012.

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