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andy
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serpentine area rattling
#1300299 - 08/14/06 07:14 PM

Can't quite describe the noise, but it seems to be coming from the serpentine area. Up close there's some rattling, but while driving it's more of a wheezing. My bet is one of the bearings driven by the belt. Seems to be up higher instead of lower, but that's just a brief observation. I put a new belt on maybe 15-20k miles ago. Tensioner was tight, took my whole weight on a 1 ft breaker bar going through the wheel well to move it easily. Assuming it's one of the other accessories, how easy is it to replace any of those things?

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Tony2005
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Re: serpentine area rattling new
#1300646 (Re: andy) 08/15/06 03:02 AM

Click this thread . It could be idler pulley or tensioner.

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andy
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Re: serpentine area rattling new
#1300855 (Re: Tony2005) 08/15/06 01:30 PM

Thanks for the pointer. I'm going to try to do the fix suggested. Problem with searching for a noise is that everybody describes the noise differently. I searched for tensioner but did not see the post, perhaps because it's from couple years ago.

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