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Old 01-23-2004, 02:29 AM   #1
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Well i know my power steering pump is bad, it grumbles enought to drag the engine RPMS down, my new */C tensioner that i had replaced on warranty last Friday is already clunking around BADLY...the previous two only lasted about a month each..
so im assuming that my bad P/* may be the third party causing this problem
But the thing that gets me is they are on two compleatly diffrent drive belts...AND when the */C belt was off i manually turned the pulley, i can feel something in there moving but by all means it is not hard to turn nor does it make any bad noises, and I havent used my A/C in a few months so basically that pulley just free wheels.
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BUMP, Sorry to have to do this..but the problem is progressing
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Bad bearings in other accessories can cause the same problem.
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hmm, i guess i will start with getting a PS pump at some point, being as i need to replace that, and go from there, but wouldnt it most likley be an accessory running on the */C'* belt?
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Let'* see... */C, A/C, Water pump, harmonic balancer, idler pulley, tensioner.

You have to look at all of the above to see if any of them are starting to cease up.
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Actually, ive got a better idea, if the power steering pump isn't the probleml, ive got a good shotgun....LOL
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