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Old 11-16-2006, 11:54 AM   #1
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help! grinding noise at low rpm

i need some help! i have a grinding pulley or bearring noise from the right side of the car at lows rpm!
VCT problems ? timing belt tensioner?

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Old 11-21-2006, 06:00 PM   #2
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Arrow Accesory Belt tensioner

Try changing your accesory belt tensioner, it's really cheap (like $27 at any auto parts store) and while there, replace the belt itself. Mine was in the same situation and the belt tensioner was the problem. Thanks !
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Old 11-23-2006, 05:31 PM   #3
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Before you buy anything, pop the serpentine belt off and see if the noise goes away. It won't hurt it to run for a minute without the water pump turning, especially if you're starting off with a cold engine. If the noise is gone, then try turning the idler pully, alternator, waterpump- anything else that's there by hand. If you can feel any roughness at all, it's bad.
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