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Belt slip

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by benb89, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. benb89

    benb89 New Member

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    After 5 minutes of driving the s3 this morning, I got a squealing noise from the engine and car stuttered for a a couple of seconds then it went fine.

    Its running spot on again now?

    Anybody any idea what might have caused it?

    Cheers
     
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  3. a3tdi2001

    a3tdi2001 Member

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    Sounds like it could be your alternator belt. If it does it more often, you can isolate it by pouring a small amount of water over it before you start the car and see if that quietens it.
     
  4. camscockle20vT

    camscockle20vT The stigs ugly brother

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    Tensioners is where my moneys at
     
  5. benb89

    benb89 New Member

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    Tensioners? Cambelt tensioners? It was a squeal, a cambelt being a toothed belt wouldn't squeal would it?
     
  6. camscockle20vT

    camscockle20vT The stigs ugly brother

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    No your fan belt is on a tensioner aswell dude, they tend to stick hence the sqeal
     
  7. jay1601

    jay1601 Well-Known Member

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    check the auxiliary belt make sure it isn't to lose/worn
     

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