From: tick on
fiesta 1.4 2003 16v Accessory Drive Belt noise Not the belt sounds like a
dry seal poss water pump only heard on idle
with slight rev increase noise goes,New belt fitted made no differance
Sounds a bit like when you fit a new oil seal to a engine and do not
lubricate the seal the noise you get then is the same
but on the 16v engine so many pulleys/idlers/tensioners difficult to
diagnose
any ideas
thanks
Mike

From: Mrcheerful on
tick wrote:
> fiesta 1.4 2003 16v Accessory Drive Belt noise Not the belt sounds
> like a dry seal poss water pump only heard on idle
> with slight rev increase noise goes,New belt fitted made no differance
> Sounds a bit like when you fit a new oil seal to a engine and do not
> lubricate the seal the noise you get then is the same
> but on the 16v engine so many pulleys/idlers/tensioners difficult to
> diagnose
> any ideas
> thanks
> Mike

Take the accessory belt off, is the noise still there? if so then I would
change the cambelt, tensioners and water pump all in one go. If it is the
same as the 1.25 engine the cam belt has to come off to get the water pump
off in any case.