1999 SATURN SL1

  • Tiny
  • mark_deacon2@yahoo.com
  • 1999 Saturn SL1
  • 4 CYL
  • 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.

Sunday, August 14th, 2011 AT 3:24 AM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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  • 28,243 posts

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

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Sunday, August 14th, 2011 AT 3:39 AM
  • Tiny
  • Danlesabre
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If you remove the belt, can you turn each pulley without resistance?

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Sunday, August 14th, 2011 AT 7:05 AM

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