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Old 27 Nov 2010, 02:56 pm
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Default Whining / grinding noise.

Ok so the car has a recently replace water pump , timing belt etc.(2-3months ago)

Well now it is making a noise that sounds kind of like a bad power steering pump , but the noise does not get louder as you turn the wheel like any other bad pump I have ever heard , it is def. on the accessory side of the motor.

The noise was coming and going but today I guess the cooler weather the noise has be pretty much constant .


Any idea's ? It almost sounds like a bad bearing (standard not motor or cam).


I am lost , an after recently having the water pump , etc fix I do not have the money to take to some where...

Any idea's ?
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Old 27 Nov 2010, 03:27 pm
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Default Re: Whining / grinding noise.

That kind of noise could be coming from the right front wheel bearing and would make it sound like the accessory side of the motor.
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Old 27 Nov 2010, 04:42 pm
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Thanks , Guess I should have specified that it also does it when the car is in the standstill poistion & the noise does increase with rpms.
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Old 27 Nov 2010, 05:06 pm
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i had my timeing belt replaced about 5 months ago and water pump and pullys after a month went by i had a whinning noise also so i replaced the belt tensioner , serpenten belt and alternator belt,, dont know witch one took care of the noise but its gone
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Old 27 Nov 2010, 05:32 pm
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Default Re: Whining / grinding noise.

You know I keep telling myself that it is the tensioner bear , because it sounds very similar to the one I just replaced on my aunts dodge truck not long ago , but then I keep second guessing myself. I wish I had the spare money to just replace it an the belts just to see if that is it , I just dont have that kinda spare cash at the moment or else I would.

Kinda trying to find out exactly what it is , but I will have to get the car on ramps an start it an get under it to see if I can pen point the problem.
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Old 27 Nov 2010, 07:20 pm
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Default Re: Whining / grinding noise.

Well whatever it was let loose tonight , an I have no power steering..
So I guess I will have to see what it is in the amp , cause no way I can dig into it tonight. Hopefully it wont hurt anything but my arms driving it to pick my wife up from work tonight.
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Old 27 Nov 2010, 09:30 pm
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from what you wrote it sounds like the serpenten belt,it runs the power steering and a/c and of couse the belt tenshener is also part of this i hope its a easy fix for you keep us posted here
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Old 27 Nov 2010, 10:43 pm
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after some inspection the belt the runs the a/c , p/s , is MIA , And the plastic pulley appears to be seized, I have found one for $23.99 at the local auto parts store. So hopefully the one store that says they have it in stock , actually will have it .. an hopefully that was the source of the noise.
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Old 28 Nov 2010, 12:59 am
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i hope that is it , would make repaires a lot easy,, on mine i searched around the local auto part stores because all i wanted was the pully on the tenshioner and NAPA was the only one that carried it and it is easier to replace than the whole thing ( i could not get a wrench or my hand up there to take the whole dam thing out) if i remember correctly.the new belt i got was a mopar belt but after a month it made noise so i got another from NAPA ( DAYCO belt and it has been quite since ) keep us posted let us know how it works out
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Old 28 Nov 2010, 10:51 am
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Default Re: Whining / grinding noise.

Thanks , will do going to try an get to work on it here shortly.
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