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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 01-18-2007, 05:17 PM   #21
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Hm, I just watched the video of me tugging on the belt. You can't see it very well, but the tensioner is moving about 1/2 and inch when I tug on the belt.
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John, those are pics of your AC compressor clutch. HB is to the left.
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John, those are pics of your AC compressor clutch. HB is to the left.
son of a bitch, why did I know i was going to do that
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This look better:






Oh look, my bonnie with the hood up, so RARE! :P
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Wht am I looking for Bill, Wikoff?
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Those cracks in the rubber near the rim, that is what you are looking for. It'* on it'* way to major clatter town.
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Those cracks in the rubber near the rim, that is what you are looking for.
I c, so that is bad then... I thought the harmonic balancer was metal? Or is it rubber on the rim area?
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When I said tug on the belt, I meant try to make the belt move along its path. Sorry if I didn't say that clear enough. Yours isn't far enough gone for that trick to work noticably, though.
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Yup. It'* starting to seperate. Now have Mom pull on one of the belts from above, and watch the OUTER ring with the belt grooves move, while the inner ring (bolted to the crank) stays stationary. Yours is in 'early fail' mode. Probably JUST enough to make that noise, but it'* hard to say for certain without playing with it more.

You're looking at the rubber seperation/cracks as it comes away from the outer piece, near the bottom of the balancer in both of those pics. As it gets worse, it'll sound like both of mine did (which you had the distinct pleasure of experiencing).

You remember what we went through to change the 95, right? Not too bad, but the 93 was tougher.

My offer still stands, I just have to sort my schedule and negotiate with you for a Saturday.
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When I said tug on the belt, I meant try to make the belt move along its path. Sorry if I didn't say that clear enough. Yours isn't far enough gone for that trick to work noticably, though.
K, so, do you think it'* the HB or the tensioner that is making the racket?
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