Cold Ford Focus?

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#1

My 2003 Ford Focus SE ‘whines’ until the engine warms up. This has only started to happen since the cold snap kicked in. Any suggestions would be welcome.


#2

Has the serpentine belt ever been replaced? I replace mine every 3 years with a good quality belt like a Gates (Napa?) or a Goodyear Poly-V. Open the hood with the engine running to try and locate the source of the noise.

Both my Fords had noisy power steering pumps. I use a turkey baster or siphon to empty the PS pump reservoir and refill with fresh PS fluid and then run the engine to mix the old with the new. I did this a couple of times to get out most of the old fluid. I did this once a year with my 98 Windstar and it helped keep the pump quiet.

Ed B.