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Old 01-16-2007, 08:53 PM   #1
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Put the new 140amp alternator on but now have a clicking noise. I'm thinking belt tensioner?



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For a second there it sounded like a bad HB. But your tensioner did look a bit shaky.
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Thats one of the tensioner assemblies..sounds like one thats for sure
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For a second there it sounded like a bad HB. But your tensioner did look a bit shaky.
Yeah, I didn't think it was coming from that area though, down below. the Harmonic Balancer is still original, so I'm expecting it to go out once I fix all the other issues '

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Thats one of the tensioner assemblies..sounds like one thats for sure
I think this will be my 4th one I've replaced
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Does it go away when it'* warmed up? It really sounds like the HB to me. Can you get the belt to move enough to turn pulleys some?


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Does it go away when it'* warmed up? It really sounds like the HB to me. Can you get the belt to move enough to turn pulleys some?


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I've only had it run for about a minute at a time. It tends to make a louder coupla clicks when the car is just turned off.

lol, drivermom, that sounds good.
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Louder clunks when you turn it off? Even more like the HB.
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Louder clunks when you turn it off? Even more like the HB.
yeah, there wasn't any signs of it failing when I parked the car 4 months ago
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John, that sounds VERY much like a HB in the early death stages. When you rev the engine and hold it up a bit, does the sound go away?

Didn't someone warn you about that and tell you to replace it regardless? About 3 or 4 months ago?



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That is most definitely an external noise. Not internal to the engine.
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