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Ringing/grinding from engine area

Sounds while idling and driving.
increases/decreases w speed.
increases with cold weather.
new belt, same sound.

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This is what we do in the shop, use a 1/2" wooden dowel (about 24" long) and touch anything that spins, this includes the water pump, the belt pulleys, the P/S pump, the Alternator etc. while holding the dowel up against your ear (eng idleing), this will amplify the noise and u can isolate what component is the problem, the most common is the power steering pump

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If your truck is equipt with A/C you may have a bad A/C clutch pulley. Try turning the A/C on and the fan to low, and listen for any change in the noise you're experiencing.
Hope this helps!

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A KNOCKING SOUND IN THE ENGINE IS MOST LIKELY CAUSED BY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
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3. ROD BEARING KNOCK: Makes sharp metallic noise similar to a piston slap. Detection is opposite of piston slap. Rod knock is not heard at idle. Knock becomes louder as engine speed is increased. Caused by excessive rod bearing clearance. Correct by adjusting rod bearing clearance to .0015 inches by removing shims. May require re-pouring rod bearing.
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For more advance DIY'er then you may try this.

Use a can of Berryman carburetor clean to locate the vacuum leak.


SEE SAMPLE PICTURE HERE


This is a 20-30 minutes job.

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PLEASE RATE my answer if it is useful to you.

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