Question about Kia Rio
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
HOPE IT'S NOT PISTON SLAP, IF LACK OF MAINTANENCE WAS THE CASE MAY BE INTERNAL DAMAGE OR VALVETRAIN DAMAGE. IF IT RUNS ROUGH MAYBE SOMETHING ON ROTATING ASSY DAMAGED.
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
It is either the tesnioner or the belt....easy way to find out is to spray the pulley that has no grooves....that's the tensioner. Spray it with WD-40 or equivalent, in the middle of the pulley. That is the bearing housing. Spray only that first. Start the motor...if it goes away, then you have found your problem. Try not to spray the belt.
If it still squeals, spray the belt with the engine running. If it squeals, replace the belt.
Has anything been done to the motor recenlty? If so, one of the pulleys may be a little off-centered.
Let me know what you find.
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
had the same thing happen. sorry i dont know the terminology here, but i pulled off the wheel, turned out the thinish metal plating on the wheel assembly was rubbing against the disk. i simply straightened it out to fix the prob.
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
This sounds like a wear indicator( a metal tab on the brake pad) is doing its job, warning you that the brake pads need replacement soon. you can bend the wear indicators away from the rotor so they won't make contact. This will stop the annoying noise. Replace the pads and check the brakes soon. Brake pads should always be changed on both wheels at thge same time, so change the other front pads also.
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
I have the very same problem with my 99 Nissan Altima. I have replaced both the belt and the tension idler. I believe it may be the AC idler pulley.
Posted on Aug 27, 2010
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