Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Costa Rica
Drives Terracan CRDi (2004) and Getz 3dr 1.6 sport (2008)
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What kind of noise?
If its a "squealing" noise, its probably one or all the belts that may need replacing. If this is the case, you can stop the squealing for a while with a couple of spritz of Son of a Gun or any silicone based rubber and plastic protectant. This is only a temporary solution. Your belts need replacing.
If its a "clicking" noise, its probably an oil lifter tappet (camshaft). It deserves a closer look by a qualified mechanic.
If its a "grinding" noise, then definitely needs checking by a qualified mechanic.
Other noises may come from loose "something" rattling against car's body or engine, like loose wire harness or such. Open hood with engine running and try to pinpoint the noise source.
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