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Our 2002 E430 makes a loud clicking noise at an idle -- goes away at higher RPM. Any thoughts?

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Roaring engine noise in cab when idling. Idles at 500-950 rpm..When raising rpm in idle noise goes away.2002 GMC Envoy 6 cly.


Should idle between 500-600. Clean your throttle body with the battery disconnected to help with the fluctuation. The roaring very well could be your fan clutch. Fan clutches are a known problem with our platform. If engaged, will sound like an airplane.

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Have 1 2002 F-250 V-10 with 119K miles, a strange sound coming from internally.Im told it may be a tensior/idler pulley internally and aq major expense-repair?..The soudns apears to cycle every 3-45seconds...


Hello, The Tensioner is not too expensive to replace. You just push on the tensioner and create slack in the belt and then remove the belt. There are only a few bolts holding this part on. Replace the part and then create space for the belt by using the tooling on the Tensioner. There should be a square fitting for a socket extension or breaker bar to fit.

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