Mechanics

SATURN SL1 NOISE PROBLEM

1999 Saturn SL1 • 4 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 167,830 miles

I am getting a screeching sound from the right front area of my 1999 Saturn SL1. Just the other day I had to replace my belt tensioner because it had broken and was bent sideways. After I replaced it, everything was working just fine until yesterday. The pulley(s) is making a loud screeching every time I "gun" the engine at idle or drive anywhere. I tried to narrow down the problem by spraying some WD-40 on a couple of pulleys and see if I could narrow down the problem. I sprayed the idler and the noise immediately stopped. I have now completely replaced the idler, but the noise is still there. Please advise.
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Mark_deacon2@yahoo.com
August 14, 2011.



What brand tenisor did you buy?Did you replace the belt also?Are you sure you have the correct belt?

Saturntech9
Aug 14, 2011.
If you remove the belt, can you turn each pulley without resistance?

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Danlesabre
Aug 14, 2011.