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Squeeky Pulley

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Clach, Sep 13, 2007.

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    Clach A3 - 1.8Ts

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    [Sep 13, 2007]
    A little while ago I posted a question about hearing a high pitched whirrr coming from the engine. The mechanic at Fontain in Iver said that it was just a squeeky Pulley, but it is driving me nuts...

    Can I cure this by spraying a bit of WD40 on the squeek, or is that a **** idea...

    If so, do you have any alternative solutions!!

    Best again,

    Clach
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    [Sep 14, 2007]
    anyone????
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    [Sep 16, 2007]
    If it does solve it it will not last long.

    Which pulley is it?
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    [Sep 16, 2007]
    I had this prob..the bushes went so had to get a new pulley on the alternator
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    I am not sure what Pulley it is, yet, will try to locate this week...
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    Not sure what pulley, and never knew there was so many of them...lol

    Anyway, is it worth getting fixed, or, indeed, should I get it fixed so it does not come loose...no obvious sign of play...?

    Cheers
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    [Sep 19, 2007]
    If the pulley is squeaking it probably means that the bearing has gone (i take it they are not getting confused with the fan belt squeaking). I would find out which puley it is and get it replaced. If its a pulley on the cambelt drive, you might as well wack a new belt on at the same time as this will have to come off to replace the pulley. Same goes for the waterpump.
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    [Sep 19, 2007]
    I had the the various cam belt pulley's, dampner, water pump, etc replaced at Reading Audi about 3 months/3ooo miles ago...I am pretty sure it is a fan belt pulley, although with so many pulley's in there, it is hard to tell...

    The only clue is that the noise does change in tone when I rotate the steering wheel....I assume the power steering runs off the fan/alternator belt?
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    [Sep 19, 2007]
    and further investigation reveals:

    My car is an automatic, and when I change gear (park, to Drive) etc the whinning tone also changes...more noticeable than when I move the wheels. This is driving me nuts..lol

    Help...about to go mad...
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