My 1991 Oldsmobile 88 Royale is making a noise that sounds like a fan blade hitting something when it idles, the noise stops when I accelerate. Any idea what might be the problem?
Sunday, July 1st, 2012 AT 4:26 PM
You need someone to look under the hood to search for the source of the noise. If it's not obvious or easy to spot, use a stethoscope. Idler pulleys for the serpentine belt would the typical first thing to check.
Sunday, July 1st, 2012 AT 4:41 PM
It does seem to be coming from that area, specifically the alternator area. A friend suggested it could be the bearings in the water pump, could that be the problem?
Sunday, July 1st, 2012 AT 4:54 PM
Remove the belt and spin them by hand also rock them to feel fore bearing play