wtf now.. Engine noise

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Re: wtf now.. Engine noise

Postby Midshift - August 20th, 2016, 8:47 am

Squirrel wrote:Sounds like the serpentine belt tensioner bearing. Not PS or AC. Though, I wouldn't rule out the Clutch, but when my AC clutch went bad (on a different vehicle) it rattled more and did stop/start the noise if the AC was on/off.

If you can, hit up Harbor Freight and get one of these:

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It will help narrow down the location/cause. :thumb:

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I guess it wouldn't exactly hurt if I spent like $10 (combined) and bought a turkey baster and some Mercon ATF and swapped out the fluid in the PS reservoir.
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Re: wtf now.. Engine noise

Postby Squirrel - August 20th, 2016, 3:43 pm

Midshift wrote:

I guess it wouldn't exactly hurt if I spent like $10 (combined) and bought a turkey baster and some Mercon ATF and swapped out the fluid in the PS reservoir.

While a turkey baster will work, I highly recommend this tool (I have and use) instead. You will find ALOT of other uses/needs for it as well. http://www.harborfreight.com/brake-flui ... 92924.html
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Re: wtf now.. Engine noise

Postby Midshift - August 20th, 2016, 8:11 pm

Well, I just used an empty spray bottle and got the old fluid out of the reservoir at least.

Refilled it with some Lucas Oil PS Fluid, turned the wheel from lock to lock for like 5-10 minutes, drove around the block, doing some turns, parked it, went inside for like 4 hours, then did this all again...


Even if the PS didn't NEED to be changed, it is now changed (the simple change, not flushed)...

Engine noise def. seems to be coming from the beltline, I just cant figure out where...

I think I'm gonna hafta call a mechanic on Monday :(
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Re: wtf now.. Engine noise

Postby Midshift - September 7th, 2016, 5:59 pm

Mechanic thinks it the tensioner...
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Re: wtf now.. Engine noise

Postby MadMax - September 7th, 2016, 6:21 pm

Makes sense :yes:
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Re: wtf now.. Engine noise

Postby Midshift - September 7th, 2016, 9:08 pm

MadMax wrote:Makes sense :yes:


So, I will be spending $70 on Friday for a tensioner and belt..
Yay for car parts :?
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Re: wtf now.. Engine noise

Postby Squirrel - September 7th, 2016, 11:33 pm

Midshift wrote:
MadMax wrote:Makes sense :yes:


So, I will be spending $70 on Friday for a tensioner and belt..
Yay for car parts :?

Had a feeling. :yes:

Enjoy the quiet engine again. :rockon:
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Re: wtf now.. Engine noise

Postby Squirrel - September 7th, 2016, 11:38 pm

They aren't bad to replace. :thumb:
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Re: wtf now.. Engine noise

Postby Midshift - September 8th, 2016, 7:31 pm

Yup. I buy the parts and my mechanic friend (been mechanic for 40+ years) will do the labor for roughly 1/2 to 1/4 of what a random shop would charge. :D
Sometimes it pays to have friends like that :yes:


Found a Dayco (89370) Tensioner from RockAuto..
I could go cheaper on the belt, but Dayco (5060840) PolyRIB belt from RockAuto..

Shouldn't be too bad unless he finds out something else is messed up (which at 87k* miles, I'd think not)
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Re: wtf now.. Engine noise

Postby Midshift - September 20th, 2016, 4:07 am

Work complete..

New Belt
New Belt Tensioner
New Idler Pulley ...........................................................................................


and its the AC Compressor ... :censor: :censor: :censor: :censor: :censor: :censor: :censor: :censor: :censor: :censor:

So, SOON I will be buying a compressor, for install. :cuss: :cuss: :cuss:
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