Thank you so much for that practical advice! Just had a look at the belt now with my dh. It didn't move at all when pressed and one side looks very shiny. No cracks at all from what we could see! That must be positive?Press on the belt, if it moves more than half an inch MAX then it's too slack.
If it's a new belt then the underside will still be "shiny" and new if it's not check it for cracks, if you find any then it's an old belt.
Is it engine speed related?
Autos make a twittering squeaking sound going along when the passenger side front subframe mount has come loose in the chassis.
They all do it eventually, because the bodge they did to get the autobox to fit is poorly engineered, and they cleverly got the rainwater to drain onto the bolt and rust it out.
It is very awkward to check, as it is buried beneath the airbox, most likely you can move the bolt like in the photo
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YES! That could well be it as it seems worse when I drive faster. Will get dh to have a look if he can. Without jacking the car up though.
You won't see this bolt from the top, unless you strip out all the airbox first.So dh had a look under the bonnet at all the bolts he could reach and couldn't see anything loose.
Give them a spray with silicon lubricant, or Pledge and it should go quiet for a couple of days if it is them.Could it be a rubber part in the suspension arms or bushes making the squeak? There is an MOT advisory outstanding on the front bushes (rear main) being worn.
To be honest, I really don't feel any suspension issues when driving. So I would much rather it was a simple wheel bearing issue! That's got to be cheaper and quicker to fix than replacing arms or bushes surely?Yes it did. But it wasn't cheap, as I had them ALL replaced. But it maybe just one that may need replacing, you won't find out until you get it inspected my a proper mechanic.
Also have you checked the wheel bearings at the rear, it's case of elimination for the problem.