Question about 1999 Nissan Maxima
The car is making a grinding/knocking noise it is coming from the pulleys. Possible idler pulley?
Could be however the harmonic pulley seems more likely, to check this __ with the engine running put a large srewdriver behind to pulley, next, carefully put your ear to the pulley and see if you can hear the grinding noise from there
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
Pullys have bearings and the bearings will go bad. what you need to figure out is what pully is makeing the noise and replace said pully. another problem you might have is the power steering pump. check the fluid level to make sure it's not low or dry. when a power steering pump goes bad it makes some noise. another possibale problem is if the car has a/c. the a/c compressor has an internal clutch that will make a grinding noise when it goes bad. To test this start the car turn you a/c on or your defrosters on and listen for the noise in the lower front area of the engine compartment (usually the lowest front pully). shut off the car and look for metal shavings on the pully. for this you should take the car to someone to evacuate the system so you don't release refridgerant into the atmosphere (it is also very flamable) and will need to be oiled with 134a oil and recharged after the repair. hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
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