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Old 01-25-2002, 02:45   #1 (permalink)
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Grinding Noise from Engine on EL Fairmont

Hi People, a mate of mine has an EL Fairmont.

Recently it has started to make a 'grinding' sort of noise from the front of engine.

The noise increases in line with the revs.

At idle, you can hear the normal engine clicky noise, and at the same pace, the grinding noise.

Any Ideas what this might be? Thanks!
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Old 01-25-2002, 04:21   #2 (permalink)
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check theres nothing rubbing against the pully's or the serpentine belt.

I got a stick stuck in there once and scared the hell out of me.
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Old 01-25-2002, 04:28   #3 (permalink)
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Probably one of the idler pulley bearings dried out or maybe even the waterpump bearing.
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Probably one of the idler pulley bearings dried out or maybe even the waterpump bearing.
more than likely the above suggestions. Pull the belt off and see if it goes away... There's a sticker there on how it goes back too incase it looks scarey.
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I bet ya its the Aircon tensioner pulley bearing

Cost of the bearing is about $5
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thanks guys, muchly appriciated, i'll try it and let you know how it goes.
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Old 01-25-2002, 17:53   #7 (permalink)
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Try putting some oil on the belt tensioner bearings , I had the same prob in my XR6.
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