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Mike Palmer

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  1. Hi all, I took my 4wd to the local garage as there was a whining noise coming from the engine bay. if you revved the engine the whining noise went up. They had it for a day and stated that the noise was coming from behind the timing belt cover and that if they were removing it to find the noise they may as well change the belt. That part I agree with! Whilst in there they then said that the water pump housing was leaking and that if it doesn't get changed it would be catastrophic to the engine as water could get into the engine oil and basically ruin it. That part I am struggling with!! Anyway they replaced all that and guess what the whining noise is still there, and the garage is now saying it is coming from the air con!! To be honest I am furious!! The timing belt wasn't due for a change for another 30K. My question is........... If the water pump had failed. Can water get from the pump housing into the engine and ruin it. Or would the engine temperature just go high. The garage are trying to justify removing/replacing the timing belt/water pump even when the original whine from the engine is still there. Thanks for any responses. Mike

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