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Old 06-03-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default Timing Belt And Serpentine Belt

I am just about ready to have the timing belt done in my 2001 Saturn L300 with the V6 3.0 Litre engine.

I have a whirr in the engine compartment which changes in pitch (if that makes sense) when I rev the engine a bit. I ordered from RockAuto the serpentine belt and tensioner (not just the pulley) the complete timing belt kit (with pulleys and idlers and seals, and belt of course) and the water pump. Do you think I have it pretty much covered? Any other parts I should order?

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Old 06-04-2009, 09:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: Timing Belt And Serpentine Belt

Since I pulled the plugs to make it easier to turn the engine over by hand, I put new plugs in too.
Whirring sound is probably one of the tensioner pulleys.

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Old 06-06-2009, 12:11 AM   #3
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Default Re: Timing Belt And Serpentine Belt

You can purchase a mechanics stethoscope at most parts stores for under $15 bucks. It is real helpful in isolating where funny noises are coming from.

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Old 06-06-2009, 08:23 AM   #4
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Default Re: Timing Belt And Serpentine Belt

Yes, I know one of those mechanics stethoscopes are very helpful with that, but will all those belts and pulleys so close to each other, it is still difficult to determine EXACTLY where it's coming from, so I'm taking the leap and having most of them replaced (all but the alternator, and I may have just the bearing in that replaced).

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