Ive got a 53 ford focus 1.6 with just under 25k on it.
Recently its started making funny noises. I know pretty much nothing
about cars but would like to get some idea what this might be.
When pulling away in first gear i get a groaning noise coming from
under the bonnet (at least is sounds like its from that area), once i
get up to speed, this noise stops, it only happens as im pulling away
and stops happening once things have warmed up a bit, or so it appears.
Breaks are a bit squeaky as well. Maybe brake calipers stuck on?.
Also, when changing up gears at revs over 3000, there is a short sharp
squeaking noise, almost identical to a tyre squeal or belt squeal
noise. Not sure if the groaning and squealing are related in any way,
both seem more pronounced now that the cold weather has set in, so to
me it seems like a belt of some sort has slackened off.
Any ideas before i go down to the garage?