2005 Chevrolet Equinox Tapping /flapping sound

Tiny
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX
  • 44,000 MILES
Noticed car making flapping noise had the oil changed and the worker told me I needed a serpentine belt and a right wheel bearing that that was probably causing the noise. The veichle is still making noise even when it is idle in park. A man at the grocery store heard it and told me it was a lifter to sell the car it only has 44000 miles any help appreciated
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Sunday, September 8th, 2013 AT 6:11 PM

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Tiny
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If you have had the oil changed on a regular basis, chances are it isn't a lifter. A bad lifter will make a ticking noise not a flapping noise.

As far as the wheel bearing, if you hear the noise when the car is stopped, it can't be a wheel bearing. A bad wheel bearing will make like a howling noise that changes with speed and intensity when you make turns. Does that happen?

As far as the serp belt, try this little trick. Start the engine and open the hood. Pour a small amount of water on the belt and see if the sound changes. If it does, then the belt could be an issue. Do that and let me know what you find. Just FYI: the only time I have heard a serp belt make a flapping noise was when it was tearing apart and a piece of it was flapping around.

Joe
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Sunday, September 8th, 2013 AT 6:25 PM
Tiny
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Thanks much joe I have always had the oil changed every 3 months but the last time went about 6 months and oil was very low a friend checked it prior to getting it changed he out oil in and than a few weeks later I had it changed I don't know how oil got so low none leaking where I park and was low when I got filter changed they said there was a small crack in the oil filter housing seal its making a clicking sound ticking
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 AT 5:58 AM
Tiny
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I never heard of that. Did the sound go away when they replaced the seal?
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 AT 9:47 AM
Tiny
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I haven't had it changed but I checked oil I had them out synthetic in and it's not leaking but it sure is still making clicking noise
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 AT 10:14 AM
Tiny
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Are they charging you a lot of money to replace the seal?
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 AT 5:41 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for responding I had oil changed at Goodyear a s they diagnosed the prob they want 175.00 for oil filter reseal and 387.58 for right front bearing front wheel effrontery hub assembly and 99.00 for serpentine belt
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 AT 8:50 PM
Tiny
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Not sure what I'm doing yet a man at my church can do some things but not too much it's running fine just worried if I continue to let whatever the problem is go it might make things worse
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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I understand your concerns. However, the prices they are giving you seem somewhat high. I would recommend getting a second opinion and see if the second tech says the same things need replaced and if the prices are better.
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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 AT 5:39 AM
Tiny
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Again thanks for your advice I will keep you informed.
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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 AT 10:48 AM
Tiny
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I'll keep my eyes open for a reply.
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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 AT 6:49 PM

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