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Clanking noise when in park, louder with ac turned on

Hello All,
I have a 2001 Alero, 2.4, auto, 102,000 miles. This has been going on for a long time, it has just been ignored. When I am in park, there is a clanking noise coming from the engine bay. I cannot pin down where hte noise is coming from. When you turn on the ac it is noticeably louder. I do not notice it in Drive, Nuetral, or Reverse. I do notice that the noise is much louder and makes the car vibrate a little when in park on a slight incline. When you put it in reverse you here a clank and the noise quiets down. I do not get the when I am parked nose down on the incline. I say it has something to do with the transmission, but this may be 2 different problems. Thanks for any and all of your input.

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  • js41682 Sep 19, 2009

    Sorry I don't have a Solution to this problem but I had/have a 2001 Alero also and also heard the same "Clanging" Noise.... then about a week ago i was on my way to work , drove the car about 2 miles and lost most but not all my power.... Had the transmission fluid checked and the level was fine..... Almost 100% it's the transmission getting ready to go out.. Although a very nice care I am purchasing the Alero through a Buy Here Pay Here car lot and considering on letting them just have it back... Alero's are not worth the trouble....

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Pull the engine accessory drive belt off and check the pulley bearing and the nose of the water pump and AC compressor for play, this may be the AC compressor pulley bearing or the water pump pulley bearing

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