2001 Ford Ikon Engine Noise

Tiny
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  • 2001 FORD IKON
  • 1.3L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 6 MILES
Sir, I bought this second hand car and it is making many noises, like screeching noise, grinding noise, i'v tried lubricating the various pumps that are connected to the engine through belt by pouring engine oil from above on the axles of those pulleys, but the noise still persists, can you tell me why these noises are coming?
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Thursday, July 17th, 2014 AT 9:10 AM

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Tiny
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Have local guy check it out
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Thursday, July 17th, 2014 AT 9:39 AM
Tiny
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Those mechanics in market are replying in an erratic way, they say "Ford cars are very hard to diagnose" these very words have demotivated me for taking my car to these market mechanics & on the other hand Ford dealers have a habit of changing whole assemblies for a minute error which could easily be sorted out by repairing hence I thought of raising this topic on your website, please help me sir because I am a DIY enthusiast.
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Thursday, July 17th, 2014 AT 3:31 PM
Tiny
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Unfortunately we don't have those cars here in U.S. Where we are based so have no info on them. However, remove the fan belt and start the engine if the noise disappears then it's in the drive or alternator water pump etc. You should never ever pour oil on a belt like you did as it ruins the belt. If you have serpentine drive which is a wide belt recommended replacement is 60k along with the tensioner if it's an automatic tensioner. 60k=60,000 miles if it makes noise while you drive then check wheel bearings and brakes, it could be rust on brakes or a dust shield rubbing against the rotor. A screeching noise isn't very describable to us especially since we can't hear it for one nor do you say when it happens like all the time or when driving etc. So do what I've suggested but I can't help much more.
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Thursday, July 17th, 2014 AT 4:29 PM
Tiny
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Sir, the noise comes even when the car is stationary, hence the problem itself corresponds to the engine bay, but I dont know the exact location.
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Sunday, July 20th, 2014 AT 12:17 AM
Tiny
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Then disconnect the fan belt and if noise persists it's in the engine which if an overhead cam engine pull the valve cover and look at cam and cam bearings.
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Sunday, July 20th, 2014 AT 8:07 AM
Tiny
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Thank you Sir, but how will I crank up the engine after the belt is removed? The self starter motor won't be able to rotate the crankshaft. Is there any trick for that?
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Monday, July 21st, 2014 AT 6:14 AM
Tiny
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Ok I thought this car has it's own starter instead of one run by a belt. Unfortunately you'll have to use the long screwdriver trick to see if you can single out where the noise is coming from. Or take it to a mechanic where you are and have him have a go. But try the screwdriver trick around valve cover and it may let you hear the noise better if it's from there then it's a lack of oil from the valve train and should be looked at. Like I said we don't have those cars in U.S. And being a ford product I didn't think they would have that kind of starting system on it.
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Monday, July 21st, 2014 AT 7:38 AM
Tiny
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I have any further comments because I'm not familiar enough with it.
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Monday, July 21st, 2014 AT 7:39 AM

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