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I changed the head gasket and now there is a loud "grinding" sound coming from the timing belt area

New head gasket, new coil. after replacing the head gasket and coil we started the car and as soon as the car starts its a loud "grinding" sound coming what the timing belt area. any ideas of what it is?

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SOURCE: squeaking sound

It a particular period of time when the temperature changes and gets colder. So during the hot summer weather the belt(s) expanded. And as the weather changed and got colder the belts more likely would have the tendency to slip. There's an adjusting screw to adjust the belt tension. Hope you fix it.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: whistling sound around erg valve

vacuum leak check hoses cracked broken disconnected unless it's new egr itself diaphram could be shot.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: high wighing sound when turning jeep on cold from belt area

if the belt has cracks on it, it needs to be replaced, if not, then put some grease on the inner and upper side of the belt (oil would also work fine)

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 06 Suzuki Forenza make a loud clicking noise.

Your car is from 2006 how come it needs a timing belt ( do you drive 20K per year? ). What is wrong with the drive belt. The sound from belt is not a clicking noise.
Any way try to avoid that dealer. What a baloney.

When you start the car, open the hood try to identify where the noise comes from.

1-If it comes from the top engine, open your oil cap, to see if oils splattered from mechanical movements. Usually oil is not enough then it takes time to travel to the cam shaft and the lifters that why after making noise a while then the engine becomes quite since it gets lubricated. How long have you been from last oil changed?

2-If it comes from the front engine try to identify if it comes from Power steering or AC. Check Power-steering fluid to see it it needs filled up. Check this before starting the engine.
Try to turn on AC to see if the noise more or less so you can determine the AC clutch is bad.

Hope you can find the source for a good fix.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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SOURCE: engine started knocking. put in

Everytime the system is over-filled, it would always find a way to escape.
When you replace your engine oil, it is best to park the car on a level ground, and tried to get as much old oil as possible from the engine.
My guess is that your engine might have been abused or subject to a long/hardous use, causing the engine to knock in the first place. But, what if only one or two cylinders are causing the knock? So in this case some discreation is necessary.
Detergent based oils always foam, and when this happens on a large scale, the result could be surprising.
It might be worth it to get a used engine from a reliable wrecking yard, and adhere to engine oil specifications.

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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