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Old 06 Mar 2012, 06:09 pm
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Ya ha, a real high pitch sound of the most irritating kind when I put my foot on the gas.

What on earth could it be?

I sorted out the locks, so no ghosts in the car now, but what is this sound?

A belt which is a bit dry or something, it only does it when I put the foot on the gas, and then goes around 50mph when I ease off.

Like a screeching sound, the same when you walk in to a place with the cheap laminate flooring and your shoes are wet from the rain and you get that irritating screech.
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Old 06 Mar 2012, 07:18 pm
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Ya ha, a real high pitch sound of the most irritating kind when I put my foot on the gas.

What on earth could it be?

I sorted out the locks, so no ghosts in the car now, but what is this sound?

A belt which is a bit dry or something, it only does it when I put the foot on the gas, and then goes around 50mph when I ease off.

Like a screeching sound, the same when you walk in to a place with the cheap laminate flooring and your shoes are wet from the rain and you get that irritating screech.
Sounds like belt squeal! Squirt a little WD-40 or other lubricate on the belts see if the problem disappears. If it dose will only be temporary but you will know what to buy.
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Happens to me sometimes too. Soooo, I stop the car and make the husband get out.
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But he always finds his way home. Much to my wifes chagrin, I have------so far.

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Happens to me sometimes too. Soooo, I stop the car and make the husband get out.
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But he always finds his way home. Much to my wifes chagrin, I have------so far.

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Old 19 Mar 2012, 06:08 pm
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whiteclaw did you find out what is making the noise. Maybe you could check some of the things in this thread Driveing me CRAZY..HELP..PLS Hope you find you answer.
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Old 25 Mar 2012, 04:51 pm
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Sound is still there. I am going to check the mounts from that link you gave, but I can tell you, it is mighty irritating.

Thanks for that link.
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Whitclaw, what year car? Stick or auto? What have you done so far, belt dressing, checked cables, hoses for leaks? Does it screech in N when you press the gas? I will help search and maybe with some extra infor someone might have an idea what to check.
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Maybe the airbox sucking in air? Idk!
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Old 26 Mar 2012, 07:48 am
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I am pretty rubbish to be honest when it comes to cars. I really don't know my way around an engine that well, and garages here are a right rip off, so my inspection is limited to looking and poking.

I am going to try later with the help of a family member putting car in neutral and revving engine see what happens there.

The car is 2001, Automatic.

Thanks all. Other than this now, everything else seems fantastic. I don't mind spending a few bob on the car as I got it so damn cheap, but would be great to really know what it is first, so when I do go to a garage I will know if they are trying to have me on. Or I may be able to do a simple fix myself.

I have managed to get a mechanics guide for the car, a service manual I think it is. Seems pretty detailed info in there.
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