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Old 11-04-2003, 04:33 PM   #1
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i was driving my cousin to her swim meet and i was going down the road when i heard a clunk on the passenger side. i looked in the mirror to see if i hit something i didnt see anything. then i noticed my car was howeling. it has never howeled before just after the clunk and the howeling is on the passenger side of the car. so i stoped and looked the car over to see what i did or so see if something was rubbing and i found nothing. it does it when the car is in neutral also and when i give it gas it still does it? any ideas?
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Would a hub or bearing just go like that???
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u neam the wheels right? cuz it does it in park and i give the car some gas it get louder
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u neam the wheels right? cuz it does it in park and i give the car some gas it get louder
...uh-oh...that doesn't sound good...sounds to be tranny related, then. I hope I'm wrong...
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i hope ur wrong too but the tranny was rebuild im not sure when but it has the gm remanufactured(sp) sticker on it. is their a way i could find out when it was rebuild cuz maybe it has a warrenty?
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Now, all your pulleys are on that side. You could have had a pulley bearing go. Did you let it idle and put your ear to the pulleys, a/c pulley, idler pulley(suspect), and such, try to pinpoint the location? If that'* inconclusive, just loosen your belt, and turn each one by hand.
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those pulles spin fast and how do i loosen my belt? cuz i do want to change my serpintine belt
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those pulles spin fast and how do i loosen my belt? cuz i do want to change my serpintine belt
Loosen the idler by using a socket on the idler pulley bolt and rotating the idler counter clockwise to release the tension on the belt. Make sure you look at how the belt is threaded on the air Conditioning and other pulleys in case it comes off.
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those pulles spin fast
I don't mean put your ear on the pulley... ...just listen, turn your head, move around a little, listen with both ears...you can usually get pretty close without a stethescope. If you're comfortable, you can use a really long screwdriver, touch various pulley bolts and touch your head or ear to the handle and feel which one is growling the worst.
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ok ill do that when it stops raining then i can put on my mudflaps while im out side
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