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Sounds like a sewing machine

My mother has a 2001 Grand Am SE 6 cylinder. There is a clinking noise that kind of sounds like an old sewing machine once the car is started and continues as the car runs. She had one person look at it and he believed it was either timing chain or timing change, my mother had a hard time understanding what he said. Does this year car have a chain or belt? Does that sound like something it can be? Also is there a problem with the signal switch in these models? I had a 99 Grand Am SE that I had to replace the switch on now her car is having the same problems as well.

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  • wckdred27 Nov 14, 2008

    I have the same problem, except mine makes the loud noise when I accelerate,but quiets down when I let off the gas.Does anyone know what this might be? I cannot travel long distances,because it gets pretty loud and annoying,and people are looking at me when drive down the street.



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Hey I have a solution to your signal switch, the problem lays in the switch around the steering wheel, if you take the switch apart and scrape the grooves out that have formed it will function normally again. Talk about a cheap fix but it worked for me!

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