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Is there a bearing or bushing on the shaft that the left axle slides onto on a 1999 Bonneville se?


i have been fooled by this one way to many times. when a wheel bearing or hub assesembly is making noise, it will sound like it is comming from the other side. i do not know why this is. but one test will prove if and which one. when growling noise occurs, notice, when turning left or right, does noise get louder and quieter as you turn? if so then it is wheel bearing. when turning left the right side will make more noise. when turning right the left side will make more noise. if always the same then, tires or transmission need addressing. the cv axle does not make a growling noise, unless front wheel drive car does not move, it makes a clicking or poping noise. sorry but at least you dont have to replace other axle

Sep 12, 2014 | 1999 Pontiac Bonneville

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Can u grease bearings 99 granprix turbo?


Well, lets see....there is no "Grand Prix Turbo" so I am assuming that you mean that your Grand Prix is a 3.8L that is equipped with a supercharger.

The supercharger bearings are lubricated with synthetic oil that is contained in the supercharger gousing. It is self-contained and does not rely on engine oil for lubrication. You can check the oil level in the supercharger by removing the plug in the supercharger housing (see diagram)


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May 19, 2012 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

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2004 pontiac grand prix supercharger make a whining noise power streering is full


Hello
All superchargers get pretty noisy make sure that the supercharger is full small allen head inspection plug next to the supercharger pully, the next thing to do would be to remove the supercharger belt and start it and see if the whinning goes away if it does then it is the supercharger making the noise. I wouldn't rule out any of the other pulleys making the noise remove the other belt and make sure that all of the other pulleys spin freely and make no noise when you spin them by hand.
Good luck
Chris

Mar 22, 2011 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix

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2004 nissan xterra supercharge there is a noise in the turbo and im not sure what is causing this noise eighter the pully or a barring inside the turbo.


Superchargers are notorious for going through bearings.However to narrow it down take a spray bottle of water and as the car is running squirt some water on the pulley .If the noise goes away for a bit then its the pulley if not then it may be coming from the supercharger bearings. You can take them apart if you're handy and change the bearings out,if not its off to your local garage I'm afraid.Good Luck

Oct 18, 2010 | 2002 Nissan Xterra

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Hello there There is a chattering noise coming from what sounds like the supercharger while it idles and at low rpm. When I give it more rpms the sound goes away, It is not any of the pullies, I've...


The chattering sounds like some thing loose,like a mounting bracket. or the shafts end play is excessive,there can be bearing failure at high mileage in the supercharger, The bearings are lubed by the engine oil while running check for oil leaks in the line to the supercharger.

Sep 17, 2010 | Oldsmobile Regency Cars & Trucks

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It sounds like loose debrie in supercharger what could it be on a 99 regal and how can i fix it every 10 to15 seconds makes this noise like acorns in there


This is simple!!! I had the same problem in my GS. The part is called the supercharger coupling. It is made of nylon and can't be bought from the dealer BUT can be found in Ebay for about $30. This is a NEW part for the Eaton M90 supercharger. That is all it is!! The holes in the coupling wear slightly oblong creating a little bit of slop and it sounds TERRIBLE.

Be careful with the sealing surfaces behind the supercharger snout, reseal with a gasket maker (Loctite makes some) and refill with the correct fluid.

Jul 31, 2010 | 1999 Buick Regal

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Supercharger is making a knocking noise at idle. Is this normal or is something wrong?


Something wrong, common noise when the bearing is warn and should be be driven till bearing is replaced. Internal supercharger parts may break loose and run through the engine causing expensive repairs such as engine replacement other then the supercharger.
Thank you for using fixya, and be safe.

Apr 30, 2010 | 1999 Buick Park Avenue

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Im looking at purchasing an 02 GTP but my mechanic friends tell me to stay away from them because the superchargers have issues? are they right?


Remanufactured nose drive kits consisting of nose cone, drive pulley, lubricant,
sealant and coupler are available. The nose kits are an excellent alternative to replacing an
entire supercharger when dealing with low mileage bearing noise or leaky seal concerns.

This was from a service bulletin in June 2003.

Dec 07, 2009 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

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1992 Bonneville SSEI 3.8 supercharger making internal noise


IF YOU HEAR RATTLING NOISE IN SUPER CHARGER.YOU HAVE WORN DRIVE MECHANISM LIKE LOOSE ROTOR SHAFTS OR WORN ROTOR SHAFT BEARINGS.

Aug 26, 2009 | 1992 Pontiac Bonneville

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