I took the car into the accura dealership and they said it might be the tensioner pulley or something similar
the AC clutch turns , A/C off. so if bearing is bad, you can rule it out
with the A/C on , but that spins the compressor, and if it makes noise too. oop. i drop belts. drop belts (after bills boyd stethoscope check)
i drop belts (almost never) to see what makes noise and what dont.
why not believe the dealer, i bet it used a stethoscope and it did make noises, the tool is sold for $5 at harbor-fright(pun).
i listen to all my accessories before long trips to avoid getting stranded. good bearins purrrrr... bad buzzz. try a good car and practice, and do avoid the fan an belts. running. it takes a steady hand and care to work on moving parts...
my sis, came over, one day, i heard her ford , singing to me
as she drove to our house. i said, it been sing long, yes, about 6 weeks. the steth hit here idler in 2min. and sure it was bad.
here ford the idler pulley is stamping, and a perfect bell.... that sings.
when you take a car to a mech, and he hears the sing
and knows the idler is bad, i will not assume its just one problem.
many cars come in with bad, idler, alt bearing and bad water pump.
all ignored, that is why no promises... he is only human and must find
most problems in a serial fashion, try it and see.....
my last 97 had 10 problems. all ignored.
all very serious. one problem took 25hr labor to fix, spun rod bearing.
Dec 28, 2013 |
1997 Acura CL