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Old 03-03-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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Alright so now I am just well beyond pissed. This weekend I took off my tensioner and replaced it. About 3 hours worth of work right? Well not the problem. I got it all back together - fire'd it up. The noise just reappeared. Someone had mentioned a mount below the tranmission is rattling against something? I don't know I don't know where to go from here. When the belt is OFF the car the noise isn't there. When the car is in gear (Reverse or Drive) it's like Metal against metal.

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have you changed the idler pulley itself?
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:11 PM   #3
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Does your a/c work?
If it does,turn it on and see if the noise changes.
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When you had the belt off, did you take the time to spin all the other pulleys (A/C, water pump, idler, P/S, alternator), and listen/feel/look for noise, roughness, looseness, etc?
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When you had the belt off, did you take the time to spin all the other pulleys (A/C, water pump, idler, P/S, alternator), and listen/feel/look for noise, roughness, looseness, etc?
Idler Pulley - tested - no noise. Didn't spin the other ones because they aren't as easy to spin free based I moved the power steering and again no noise.

Idler pulley was free spinning no issues.

A/C Doesn't work right now.
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Idler Pulley - tested - no noise. Didn't spin the other ones because they aren't as easy to spin free based I moved the power steering and again no noise.

Idler pulley was free spinning no issues.

A/C Doesn't work right now.
Best investment is go to the auto parts store and purchase a automotive stethoscope.Then you can pin-point where the sound is comming from.
Note-if you do buy a automotive stethoscope,make sure you dont put the tip on any moving parts.
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