ENGINE NOISE

  • Tiny
  • bsu642
  • 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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Sunday, May 27th, 2012 AT 10:26 AM

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  • KHLow2008
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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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Sunday, May 27th, 2012 AT 11:30 AM
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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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Monday, May 28th, 2012 AT 4:20 PM

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