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I have a chirping sound coming from the car's rt. side engine compartment. Tensioner has been replaced. Stethascoped alternator and pump. No sound. Any advice?

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  • ronniebass19 Apr 07, 2011

    makes chirping noise even after I took the belt off and ran it. Any ideas?

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Remove the belt, and check pullys by hand to see what does not seem right.

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  • ronniebass19 Apr 07, 2011

    makes noise when running even after belt is removed . Any ideas?

  • mike mountain Apr 07, 2011

    How does it run? is it smooth? I am assuming this is all while stationary, so now it is down to a rotating mass, engine bearings, or an attachment (motor mount, exhaust loose)...whew, with the belt off, you don't have a lot of choices left for that type of sound

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