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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-22-02, 01:01 AM
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Two Bad Noises coming from EA's

Hi Guys,
My parents car is making a noise at the front when you give it a few rev's. It sounded like stuffed bearings(a kind of metal grinding sound) in the idler pulley for the steering pump, so I disconnected the drive belt for it to see if that was the problem. But the noise was still there so I think it's either from the water pump or the fan as thats where the noise is coming from. Is there any bearings inside the housing? I have pulled a water pump off before on a EA but never pulled it to bits.

Now also regarding my trans changeover which I did a few months ago(and fixing all my stuff-ups since :( ) where i changed from my 3 speed to 4 speed. Well now something is making a noise as I bring the revs up(i'm guessing tranny) which sounds like a metal can rolling on a bitumen road. Has anyone ever had this before? Is this the type of noise you would get with loose torque converter to flexiplate bolts? My friend did them up with a rattle gun however I'm now wondering if he remember to put all 4 of them in.

Any help appreciated,
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-24-02, 03:22 AM
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Well if you're concerned about those bolts, it can't hurt to check that they are all done up correctly for starters.

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The sound you are describign sounds like a broken flex plate rattling around, we get this in excels occasionally. I would be worried with doing up those bolts with just a rattle gun tho! Never trust a rattle gun with anything, including wheel nuts.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-02, 05:13 AM
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Okay! Found the problem, with some help from my friend unnamed_person. We loosened the side mounting bars bolts that support the trannie, and I got under the car to see where the noise was coming from and it was gone! We did the bolts up again and there was still no noise. My guess like as I had thought before was that the cat converter housing was slightly touching the support.

Anyways, the beast is back on the road finally!
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