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Hey guys,

Maybe someone has had this before and can help. When I start the car in the morning, or after the car has been sitting for a while, there's this noise that sounds like it's coming from the left side of the engine where there are a couple of pulleys and belts. It sounds like something is grinding and it just started doing this recently. Anyone ever have something similar?

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I had a similar noise it turned out to be the top tenshioner pulley. The bearing was on its way out allowing it to slighly touch its bracket.


Hope it as simple :)

[Edited by mx6-uk on 02-14-2001 at 04:43 PM]
 

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Sounds like a bearing to me. My water pump has not failed on mine yet, but on my Civic that's what I heard. When you start have the hood open so you can get a visual of it. I assume the sound goes away though, right?
 

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I was able to carefully hold the top pulley away with the end of a screwdriver to see if the noise stopped (be careful if you try)
 
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