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Old 10-09-2006, 12:44 AM   #1
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Im new here and have a few questions...Im about to buy a 95 Bonnie SSEI Supercharged car,and wanted to know a few things.

I checked the car out and its going to need some work here and there.
I needed to know,since I wasnt 100% sure,is the power steering pump located at the TB area of the SC?I thought I recalled seein the pump there..if so,what drives it?I didnt spend enough time looking around the engine bay.

This car had a vacuum leak,and the supercharger gauge on the dash kept flying back and forth when idling...never steady...but went to the + side when getting on the gas...

There was a noise from time to time,a grinding noise that came and went,wasnt constant..I assumed the SC was in need of rebuild,and the noise was only apparant at idle speeds,would come and go.Car drove fine,smooth and no hunting idle problems in Drive..but the gauge bounced left to right in park...will this happen with a vacuum leak?Or a worn out SC?Boost did kick in,but was not a "wow" factor when driving.

I drove these cars back in the mid 90s at work and they were brand new,and had the wow factor when the SC made boost and took off.I also driven a few 2000 models with the SC engine and know how they perform.This particular car had power but It felt like it wasnt making the boost I was familiar with.Is there a noise these SC can make,a come and go grinding metallic sound,but not constant,smooths out with idle revs?usually makes the noise after a manual hand rev at the TB and returns down to idle.Buzzing,grinding noise.

I can fix just about anything,rebuilt engines and can tune efi/tpi systems well,just dont know a whole lot about SC engines and the eaton SC itself so any info is greatly appreciated.
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First off welcome to the Club!

Your power steering pump is driven by the serpentine belt on the motor. And that noise you hear at idle is most likly a bad supercharger coupler ( $30 part ) But it slightly more involved to change on a series 1 motor then series 2. And about the gauge; you might need to check all vaccum connections and lines under the hood first.

I'm sure others will chime in and go more into detail for you.

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First off welcome to the Club!

Your power steering pump is driven by the serpentine belt on the motor. And that noise you hear at idle is most likly a bad supercharger coupler ( $30 part ) But it slightly more involved to change on a series 1 motor then series 2. And about the gauge; you might need to check all vaccum connections and lines under the hood first.

I'm sure others will chime in and go more into detail for you.

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Thanks for the fast reply!

What is that reservoir I seen at the TB area?I thought it was the PS pump moved to that area of the engine but wasnt sure.Is it the top off for the SC oil or something?I thought these were a sealed unit,just wasnt sure what it was.

Also,I believe the noise is from the SC,it was very loud at times but wasnt constant...just mainly on rev down after the engine has been revved in park and coming back down..

I have no problem taking the SC off and sending it off to a guy I know that can rebuild it for a great price,since he does it all the time.Ill prob teach myself how to do it someday,but want the job done right the first time around.The car is being sold cheap enough for me to send some things out and let a experienced Pro do it.

That being said,thanks for the welcome!

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Your PS reservior is next to the TB. If you take the SC belt off and play with the pulley and find it has some free play, you need a new coupler. Make sure your rebuilder friend does not strip the epoxy coating off the SC rotors, that is bad news for boost levels.
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If you are sending the supercharger out to be rebuilt this site has a good reputation around here and may offer you a better price. www.canadiansupercharger.com

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Your PS reservior is next to the TB. If you take the SC belt off and play with the pulley and find it has some free play, you need a new coupler. Make sure your rebuilder friend does not strip the epoxy coating off the SC rotors, that is bad news for boost levels.
Thanks for the advice! I have read about the epoxy coating and will be sure to ask about this...also since you verified the PS reservoir is where I thought it was,what drives it?
Is there a long hose from the front engine to this area?I thought the PS would need a pulley to spin it,and if its at the front,I wasnt sure how it was spun to provide assist if the reservoir is located near the TB.

Can you shed any insight? One of the reasons Im asking is ,maybe it was the SC making noise,but if there is a problem with the PS,didnt seem like there was,just the noises,
I just want to know what involves it all,if I need to replace it.If there is a PS pulley up front,but has a hose to the reservoir,then I can understand how it works and do a process of elimination and get what I need done to bring the car back to specs.

Thanks!


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If you are sending the supercharger out to be rebuilt this site has a good reputation around here and may offer you a better price. www.canadiansupercharger.com

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Thanks for the site! Those are Greta prices,about 40 bucks cheaper than the guy I know...hmm..maybe I will give this site a try.Any help is always appreciated!

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$40 less with or without shipping?

You PS pump is below the alternator, a difficult place for a reservior, so they put it on the TB bracket.
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95SuperCharged, where are you located? We may have a member nearby to help you diagnose.
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