Question about 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
I posted the details you wanted before this one. So if you read this but did not read the other. You may want to go back and find it. Or I can post it again.
Some one just looked at (should I say listened to) my car. Not sure if he's a mechanic (although I did hear an air ratchet in the background over the phone when I spoke with him, while he was a work.
He listened to it with the air on, then off. On then off, for a while.
He looked at me and said, "I'd swear it is your water pump making that sound." He also noticed a small amount of black shaved rubber from the belt on the top of the W. P. housing. I forgot to smell again to see if it still smelled. But from the looks of the fresh black dust, it probably does smell. (when I had smelled it before. I had stuck my nose close to the hood where the windshield is.) Also, when you look close while the car is on. You can see a slight wobble on the W. P. pulley. He said he saw some new wear on the belt, but I did not see that.
Sounds like if that is the case, my warranty should cover it. So why would they talk me into it being the air, and not the W.P. if it's covered? Unless it is something else they messed up, while teaching "anger management graduate Jr", how to install a pump on a disposable car.
They are lucky I'm not a large man and my Ferrari is what they messed up. (I'm thinking if I had a Ferrari I would not be taking it to Midas.)
Talk to you soon my patient friend
This is getting a bit confusing! If it is the water pump making the noise, use the 'stick listening' method described in my last post, as the H20 pump is one of the 5 (?) pulley components I want u to check, if safely possible. U shouldn't see a wobble in new pump. They could be telling u it's the compressor because they really think it is. Did u check BBB to see if they have any history of complaints? Curt
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
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