2003 Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 petrol
Squealing noise from under engine area

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Stephen
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Dec 2, 2020 (1 month ago)
Squealing noise from under engine area. Have jacked car up and ran the engine in gear as the noise becomes load after hitting aprox 20 mph. When i take it out of gear the noise goes away. But I cannot pin point the noise even with a helpr. Thanks in advance I am pulling my hair out.

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Car: Citroen Xsara Picasso
Variant: 1.6 petrol
Model Year: 2003
Category: Engine & Drivetrain
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bustedknuckles
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2,295 points

Dec 2, 2020 (1 month ago)
Difficult to diagnose without actually hearing it, but could try removing auxiliary belt ,that would eliminate components on that drive line,depressing clutch to see if that changes noise ,
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whittingehame
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16,706 points

Dec 2, 2020 (1 month ago)
Do you get the noise when stationary and revving the engine ?
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Stephen
Driver
1 points

Dec 2, 2020 (1 month ago)
Replying to post by bustedknuckles:
Difficult to diagnose without actually hearing it, but could try removing auxiliary belt ,that would eliminate components on that drive line,depressing clutch to see if that changes noise ,
Thanks
Depressing the clutch did not eliminate the noise.

Will try removing aux belt to eliminate probs in that area
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Stephen
Driver
1 points

Dec 2, 2020 (1 month ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
Do you get the noise when stationary and revving the engine ?
Thanks

No noise when stationary revving engine.

Noise when front wheels raised off ground then selected gear and revved over 15 - 20 mph
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whittingehame
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16,706 points

Dec 2, 2020 (1 month ago)
When it's jacked up everything is hanging and not in natural position or loaded the same , so hard sometimes to get an accurate picture of what is happening . You checked wheel bearings , pads , back plates , exhaust manifold , water pump and engine mounts ?
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