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Old 12-29-2004, 04:51 AM   #1
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a few weeks ago i posted a topic asking for information about the 1998 SSEi i was looking at, and well, i looked the car over, and had my mechanic check it, and the only problems are:

one the */c sounds like there is some kind of knocking inside....what would cause that, and how is it fixable?

and two.....i looked at the fuse box in the car....and there are..well a lot missing...which could explain why my radio, mirrors, some lights, and my lumbar supports do not work.


if someone could help me out....that would rock (and possibly provide a pic of their fuse box too??)

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Is the engine dirty at all? my engine was making a knocking sound and at the same time had a coolant leak, i engine brited that to clean it all off so i cud see where the leak was, foudn the leak and fixed it but also after the engine brite the knocking stopped
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Rattling only at idle indicates a worn coupler in the nosedrive of the SC. A $30 part, and a 4-hour job, but not a bad one. Actually, the whole job will cost about $100 with other gaskets and seals.

Check Techinfo for links to the owner'* manuals. They have the fuses fairly well detailed.
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I thought the coupler problem was series 1 only. Never heard of a series II coupler problem. However, my car does rattle at idle but it sounds like its coming from the bottom of the engine.
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Coming from the bottom? Harmonic Balancer/Dampener.

S2 is just as prone to the coupler as S1. It'* exactly the same part. Every part in the nosedrive is exactly the same from the M45 through M62 and M90, and probably up to MP112 as well. The only major difference between all these blowers is the length of the rotors.
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Thats good to know about the coupler. Does ZZP make a coulper for the Ser 2 too? As for the harmonic balancer i'll start a new thread.
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It'* EXACTLY the same coupler. There is no Series 1/Series 2. We all use the ZZP part because it'* the only decent viable aftermarket alternative.
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the engine is clean looking, actually really clean looking, i checked the oil, and it was a really dark brown...i thought the knocking might have something to do with it..but the knocking is coming from around the crank, and if its a coupler i am sure that would be nothing to get fixed, but after that will the knocking go away?
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Don't confuse terms. The coupler is INSIDE THE SUPERCHARGER. That is NOT your problem. Your problem is the harmonic balancer/dampener. Or very likely to be. It'* the main crank pulley if you want to call it that.

So now the problem doesn't appear to be coming from the SC? My advice at this point would be to remove one belt at a time and start the car for a few seconds with each one removed, then both. Don't do this for more than a minute at a time.
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