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When I start my car, I hear a clicking noise under the hood. Moving around the engine compartment, it seems to be coming from the area where the alternator is located. The only work I did to the car was change the brake pads earlier in the day. I really would not like to take it to a dealer, but my haynes manual didn't have anything in the alternator section or trouble shooting section about clicking noise.

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  • jag3296 Oct 05, 2009

    my haynes manual shows a picture of a different belt tensioner than i see in my car. How do you relax the tension on the belt in a 1997 Grand Prix? I see no notch for a breaker bar. The only thing i see that I can get a wrench on is the shouldered bolt in the middle of the pulley itself.

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Remove the belt and spin the alternator and other pulleys by hand. & see if you can locate the noise. If not then start the engine with the belt removed and see if the noise has disappeared with the belt removed. Check the belt closely for damage.

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Probably an A.B.S. sencor relay. Check the A.B.S. connection at the wheel.

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