Screaming Ford

My Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec TDCI is making a screeching noise on acceleration when moving off. This carries on for about half a mile then goes away. Any ideas on what the problem is?

Asked on 26 April 2011 by Margo49

Answered by Honest John
Probably the timing belt tensioner.

Alternatively, may be the alternator.

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