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Engine noise on area of pulleys and sometimes engine tries to sto

Noise around the belts or pulleys; twice the engine stopped; sometimes it tries to slow down for a second while it's running; the problem began about two weeks ago; the noise is not all the time and intention of the engine to stall either

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    engine noise in pulley area

  • revroadrnr Feb 19, 2009

    same issue, chirping noise in engine compartment, and engine hesitates occasionally. The noise is not regular and neither is the hesitation.

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Could be one of the pulleys, air conditioning, power steering, idlers. start by checking them.

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Don't know if this helps. Had squeel in belt area. Occasionally engine would stop when squeel got loud and sometimes engine would try to quit while going at various speeds. Found tensioner pulley was bad and changed it. Still squeeled and engine would stop when squeel got loud. This time while sitting in yard. Further checking found binding in power steering pump. Will be putting on new one tomorrow. Hope it works. Will update.

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

  • Martin Ives Dec 02, 2009

    Update to my last post. After changing the power steering pump the squeal and stopping of the engine ceased. All is running good now.

  • Dot79 Jun 28, 2011

    So what turned out to be the problem?!?! Same problem here and a list of poss. (all of which each one of yous has already tried) A solution never listed ...hmmmmm here my email dorothypredny79@gmail.com,,,solutions would be a great help in this madness!

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Hi have look your belts mybe is loose or worn out.

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