1999 CAVALIER GRINDING NOISE FROM BELT

  • Tiny
  • jmac
  • 1999 Chevrolet Truck

My 1999 Chevy Cavalier with 117,000 miles started making a grinding noise that seems to be coming from the area of the serpentine belt. It almost sounds like a bearing. The noise is present whenever the car is running. If I turn my air conditioning on, the noise will go away. Am I looking at a belt replacement, or does it sound like a more serious problem?

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2007 AT 10:42 AM

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  • bootdog
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Pull up on the belt about an inch and see if the belt will return to normal. If not replace the tensioner. Also you can remove the belt and turn the other pulleys by hand (i.E. Alternator idler), to see if the pulleys feel rough as if a bad bearing is presistant. Anyway hope this helps.

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2007 AT 12:06 PM
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Thanks, bootdog. I'll give it a shot this weekend.

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2007 AT 12:21 PM

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