Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 13:57:27 GMT
From: wittnamnopsammer.net.nospam
Subject: Re: Noisy belts


No, bought my replacement from Trolhatten Motors, <www.cybertroll.com> GW (remove the, ".nospam" to e-mail me directly.) On Sat, 21 Oct 2000 00:19:53 GMT, "J Dorsey" <jdorseynopsamable.net> wrote: >Is the pulley dealer only? >"Keith Grider" <bettynopsamam.columbus.rr.com> wrote in message >news:1IYH5.16099$z21.281260nopsamoon.columbus.rr.com... >> Eva, >> >> It may be the 1)water pump bearing (slight possibility) or 2)the idler >> pulley (more probable) or 3)the harmonic balancer. making the noise. 1) >> Remove the A/C belt and see if it still makes the noise. If not, presto!, >it >> is the idler pulley. replace it and the noise will stay away. 2)If the >noise >> is still there, take a flashlight and see if the water pump pulley is >> rocking while it rotates. If so, it may point to a water pump bearing >> failure. If so, replace the water pump. (This just happened to me. No >> coolant leak, just noise. Replaced the pump and all is well again.) 3)The >> harmonic balancer can be a problem as well. If there is a lot of oily >> residue on the front of the engine (on and around the belts), it could >cause >> premature failure of the harmonic balancer which is part of the bottom >> engine pulley. If the engine is dry in this area, I would not be too >> suspicious of this, though. The way to test it is to get under the car and >> put a chalk or crayon mark radially on the pulley crossing the rubber >> transition (this will make sense when you get under it and look at the >> pulley). Start the engine and listen for the noise. Shut the engine down >and >> look at the mark. If it is still a straight line, the harmonic >> balancer/pulley is fine. If the line has separated, the balancer has >failed. >> Be thankful that you found it before it left you stranded. >> >> Keith Grider >> >> <wittnamnopsammer.net.nospam> wrote in message >> news:39f0482f.1184955799nopsam.midamer.net... >> > >> > What I thought was noisy belts on mine turned out to be the harmonic >> > balancer needing to be replaced?? It's quiet now. >> > >> > GW >> > >> > On Thu, 19 Oct 2000 22:40:02 +0100, "chris" >> > <christian.bailliesnopsamorld.com> wrote: >> > >> > >Try rubbing some wd40 or similar on the belts, this sometimes helps. >They >> > >can be a problem, at least on my '84 and '87 900's. My 99 is OK as >> there's >> > >only the one belt on that. >> > > >> > >chris >> > > >> > >Eva <evamnopsamalnet.co.uk> wrote in message >news:8smjo2$2ld$1nopsam.com... >> > >> Hi, could somebody please give me some advice? >> > >> The belts on my Saab 900 T16 1985 model with a/c are making a lot of >> > >noise. >> > >> The local mechanic tells me that this is typical Saab, and that new >> belts >> > >> will only be silent for a short while. Is this true? Or is there a >> > >solution? >> > >> Thanks in advance!!! >> > >> Eva >> > >> >> > >> >> > > >> > > >> > >> >> > >

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