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Old 09-11-2019, 03:48 PM   #5
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Normal switching like said....................check that mount, especially for tearing around the rubber where it joins the aluminum ring. The pass mounts shear easily if stressed by a heavy load of engine weight like striking or jumping a curb or similar. BTDT with a wife that didn't admit it until questioned. Once yielded the mount makes terrible noise that sounds just like described.

May not even be the GF, the mount may have just gone bad, they tend to make the tensioner vibrate too, the rattle may be the tensioner pulley bolt, watch it, if it is in two places at once you are there. The pulley goes into sympathetic vibration with the crankshaft when the mount stops vibration damping. The noise is the inner spring hitting spring stops inside tensioner. Or, your now used belt has just stretched enough to begin to be loose and tensioner hitting its' own external stops on one end of the swing.

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