Hi everyone! Hope you're all well and prospering!
98 Bonneville SE (not supercharged)
Engine seemed abnorrnally loud in the serpentine area, so I replaced the (presumably 5 yr old) accessory belt. Didn't help.
It'* a high pitched whine that raises in pitch when the car
accelerates and decreases during deceleration.
According to the manual, this belt wraps around 6 elements:
Someone mentioned to me that this could be bearings going out. If so,
they're going slow because this noise has been around for over a year.
Could something need greased?
Any thoughts on which element is likely to be causing this and,
if replacement is necessary, what kind of cost is reasonable, i.e.,
how will I know I'm being taken?