check power steering fluid, might be low, that will casue a crazy whine when u drive, also check your water pump, is your car over heating?? also is your car auto or 5speed?? if its auto, check transmition fluid.
If you're sure it isn't a loose/damaged belt, it could be the a/c compressor or power steering pump making the noise. I would check the power steering fluid first. If it is full of fluid, the problem is most likely a dragging a/c compressor clutch. Open the hood and see if you can located the component that is squealing.
Well I think you have the same problem as me, A bad bearing around the timming belt area. I have no idea where it is (yet) my mechanic sourced it out for me (I had the same squealing or skweeking comming from the right side of my engine also), he said it was a bearing around the timming belt going bad, he said that Mazda wanted $100 for one...so he just squirted some oil on it and the skweeking went away for almost a year...but now its back.
Can someone help me out and explain where and how many bearings there are around the timming belt area???
Thanks Flyswat..after reading the link that was posted, I have come to the conclusion that the F2 and F2T are NON-interfaced (er however its spelled), so I will replace my timming belt and pullyes when I can afford it, and if it breaks before..oh well... I choose to believe the guys who have torn these motors apart before and say that the valves do not hit the pistons when the T-belt breaks.
rarely have i read so much speculation on a sound.
since the only asso. problem mentioned was an oil leak my 2 cents is:
oil on alternator belt that squeels briefly when cold then goes away. fix is stopping oil leakage at valve cover and maybe cam seal, cleaning belt area and perhaps adjusting alt. belt.
i went to meinike the other day and they said that i had som bad break problems. they said they wanted 750 bucks to put shoes on the rear drums and change the front roters and pads and fix the front right axle seal witch had broken off and slung all the oill out. i checked up on the parts, the total for the parts was about 200 bucks. most of witsh can be instaled by me and my dad, the rest im haveing my car mechanic frend fix. the squeeling sound seems to have gone away for now. the rear right drum was grinding and it doesent realy need to be replaced but i decided th chip in the extra 80 bucks to replace them. i guess i can count this as the first step in building my 6.
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