Found 9th Jan 2009
Right my fanbelt on my lil saxo been squeaking for weeks but it still been on road well today went out battery flat as pancake lol where is best place to get fanbelt and them fit it also battery cheers anyone that helps x

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Original Poster

OH forgot to say i live near coventry lol

*katie*;4008935

OH forgot to say i live near coventry lol



Is that a confession:p

Your problem could be one of many things, though, sadly. I don't know where to start.

Has the auxillary belt snapped?

A car garage would be a very good start.... :thumbsup:

Talk to friends and family and see if anyone recomend a garage.

*katie*;4008935

OH forgot to say i live near coventry lol





get ya OH to do it.... :roll:

hi kate try tightning the fan belt if it aint broken or worn? if it just makes a loud sreaching sound then its just loose its an easy job but cant help ya coz im in essex soz lol

Ok so im guessing the aux belt has been slipping on the alternator so your battery hasn't been charging.

You could buy some stuff called ]belt dressing spray that prevents the belt from slipping by applying a clear tacky layer to the belt.

With regards to buying a new belt take a look at ]Euro Car Parts and perhaps look into changing the belt yourself, it really is a very easy job. If not, a local garage may fit the belt for £20 for you

BFM

Original Poster

i dont know rac man said fanbelt lol but he wantd 70 pound for battery but i dont know where to get one from lol yes to fit fanbelt x

*katie*;4009140

i dont know rac man said fanbelt lol but he wantd 70 pound for battery … i dont know rac man said fanbelt lol but he wantd 70 pound for battery but i dont know where to get one from lol yes to fit fanbelt x



Right, so the aux belt (the proper term for the fan belt) has snapped? If so, you should want to know the cause of it snapping really. If it's not just wear and tear then it might be something it is driving that has damaged it and therefore it will snap again regardless.

You can get a battery from any autofactors, fast fit garage, proper garage and even Halfords. You will need a new aux belt though as otherwise it won't charge and die again. Although your battery has discharged, it doesn't necessarily mean it has been ruined, it just wasn't charged.

Original Poster

thanks paul but if i tried fixing it the car would never work again lol

In films a pair of tights are an adequate solution to your problem.

Can you tell yourself if the fan beive had a few saxos its a common problem and the belts are expensive in tearms of fan belts last time i bought one it was about £16 where the equivelent ford one is bout a fiver lol

if you can get somebody to fit them for youi both simple jobs then ring round the local motor factors to find the cheapest prices and there can be a HUGE difference- my OH has just had a new battery for his corsa diesel kwik fit wanted £80 and we picked one up for half of that in the end!!

Original Poster

cheers yer think may give elliots a call dont know whether they charge to fit batteries or not

lol no i meant get a man 2 do it lol im sure a pretty lil fing lik u can flutter her eyes lol no seriously 2 just tighten da belts sooooooooooooooooo easy any bloke could do it? thats why ya batters flat coz belts slipping so its not chargin da battery...if your wid rac or any break down servce? drive sum where n cut da belt off n lob it in bush`s then call break down they will supply n fit new 1 n all ya pay 4 is new fan belt which is peanuts...trust me it will work hun

you dont need a new battery its prob just flat have ya tried chargin it?

paul turbo;4009433

lol no i meant get a man 2 do it lol im sure a pretty lil fing lik u can … lol no i meant get a man 2 do it lol im sure a pretty lil fing lik u can flutter her eyes lol no seriously 2 just tighten da belts sooooooooooooooooo easy any bloke could do it? thats why ya batters flat coz belts slipping so its not chargin da battery...if your wid rac or any break down servce? drive sum where n cut da belt off n lob it in bush`s then call break down they will supply n fit new 1 n all ya pay 4 is new fan belt which is peanuts...trust me it will work hun



thanks for the stereotype there hun!!! :roll:

Original Poster

lol really paul i may try that then but what if im left stranded somewhere and they wont fit one lol

get ya belt done ( by mobile mechanic if ya dont know anyone ) about £25 fitted , and ask the mechanic to check condition of battery etc

Original Poster

thanks hun anyway x

paul turbo;4009500

you dont need a new battery its prob just flat have ya tried chargin it?



Seconded.

Don't get a battery. Get the fan belt fixed, drive the car for 20 minutes and then switch off. go to it half an hour later and see if it starts.

thesaint;4009568

Seconded.Don't get a battery. Get the fan belt fixed, drive the car for … Seconded.Don't get a battery. Get the fan belt fixed, drive the car for 20 minutes and then switch off. go to it half an hour later and see if it starts.



thirded.


When you switch off it's best to be facing down a hill (for restarting purposes if the battery still fails on you.)

robtallica;4009613

thirded.When you switch off it's best to be facing down a hill (for … thirded.When you switch off it's best to be facing down a hill (for restarting purposes if the battery still fails on you.)



Fouthed!! Just make sure got enough fluid in it, top it up with ionised water!!

Naeem786;4009629

Fouthed!! Just make sure got enough fluid in it, top it up with ionised … Fouthed!! Just make sure got enough fluid in it, top it up with ionised water!!



fifthted

Remember to put on your seat belt.

Original Poster

thanks u lovely ppl xxxxxxx

The battery will still be worn, it usually won't last much longer now.

Original Poster

lol i shal

thesaint;4009568

Seconded.Don't get a battery. Get the fan belt fixed, drive the car for … Seconded.Don't get a battery. Get the fan belt fixed, drive the car for 20 minutes and then switch off. go to it half an hour later and see if it starts.





wrong , if ya stall it whilst out driving ya might not be able to start it again.

get mechanic to check battery :roll:

owlass;4009695

wrong ,



What part is wrong?

thesaint;4009722

What part is wrong?





she shouldn't drive anywhere til the condition of the battery is known.

a mechanic should check the battery , or sit outside ya house occasionally revving the engine.

Banned

pick up a newish battery from scrap yard for £5, I bough two 1yr old Bosch batteries from my local, meet me in MK tomorrow I'll sort it for you.

did u fix your prob? If not there's a couple of places near you specialise in Citroen/Peugeot...depends on how near Coventry you are
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