Two Bad Noises coming from EA's
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,