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Hi, I recently bought a 98 1600 SXE petrol estate which I love, however it has a really annoying whirring noise coming from the drivers side in the engine bay. The noise rises with revs and at tickover drops when the power steering used, dropping in pitch along with the engine revs (slightly). It actually sounds louder inside the car than out. The cambelt is fairly new - I can't tell if it's a belt or bearing noise. Has anyone else suffered from this or is it just a normal SEAT noise?
It doesn't sound terminal...yet. Car has covered a real 60K miles with regular service history from a SEAT dealership.
Any suggestions gratefully recieved.
 

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I'd put my last dollar on your alternator - it sounds like the bearing is away on that.

Happened to my Mk2 Ibiza... was more of a whine I got right enough - my friends Punto had a whirring and it was his alternator.
 
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