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    Sqeal/squeek on gear changes

    On my way home from work today my car started to squeek when I change Gears .. Any ideas? M

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    Mouse in the gearbox?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingoStarr View Post
    Mouse in the gearbox?
    Yeah must be that thanks so much

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    Could it not be the gear linkages run dry and have no grease, causing the squeaking.
    Did a bit of research suspicions lay with the slave cylinder.
    Low gearbox oil?
    Old gearbox oil?
    General wear?
    Is it possible the shifter needs greasing at all?
    A few things google told me, the low oil one seems to come up a lot
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    Depends on the noise - a slight squeak when you press the clutch pedal can simply be the clutch pedal itself, a bit of bike lube on the top if it works (WD40 won't fix it for long as it's not really a lubricant). A squealing noise can be a slipping drive belt, they tend to slip a bit more as the engine revs change on gearshifts. Release bearing is always a possibility, but a 'squeak' is how people usually describe it.
    1972 Viva restoration thread - [url]https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/138-1972-vauxhall-viva.html#post1534[/url]

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    It's defiantly not just the peddle it only sometimes happens and it's quite loud of it is belt slipping what woul I need to do

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    Replace belt or tighten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas View Post
    Replace belt or tighten
    Or lob some talc on it as a temporary measure (actually it's a good way to check if it's the belt). Sometimes water pump bearings can make exactly the same noise.
    1972 Viva restoration thread - [url]https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/138-1972-vauxhall-viva.html#post1534[/url]

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    My grandad (previous owner) had all blelts replaced in April ill need to find out what belt it its and everything .. What will happen if I igor

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoppydan View Post
    My grandad (previous owner) had all blelts replaced in April ill need to find out what belt it its and everything .. What will happen if I igor
    If you Igor you generally get chased by a mob with pitchforks.

    What engine is this? It's not uncommon for new belts to stretch a bit so they need re-tensioning after a few thousand miles.
    1972 Viva restoration thread - [url]https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/138-1972-vauxhall-viva.html#post1534[/url]

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    It's a Hyundai amica 1.1 lol

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    Ah - then the squeak is probably just that the poor little thing is frightened.

    Chuck some talc on it see what happens - & let us know.
    1972 Viva restoration thread - [url]https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/138-1972-vauxhall-viva.html#post1534[/url]

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    Haha will do

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    When belts have been slipping for some time, the pullies too (especially the alternator one) can become worn, so it might pay to check them as well.

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    Could it be the cold that did it .. It was late at night that it happend and hasn't happend since

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    Not unusual for that to happen. Colder weather often means more load on the electrics, which causes the belt to slip more. Lights, blowers, heated screens etc - all load up the alternator.
    1972 Viva restoration thread - [url]https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/138-1972-vauxhall-viva.html#post1534[/url]

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