Grinding noise coming from drivers side pulley area

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JENNIFER GREGORY
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  • 1995 HONDA ODYSSEY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 2,000 MILES
Lately I have been hearing a grinding noise in the gear/drivers side area when I accelerate after a stop, the noise seems to just about or does stop after awhile. I do see wear and some fraying on the alternator belt. I do not feel any wobbling in the tire nor does the steering feel off so at this point we have ruled out tire bearings. We changed out the alternator just a few days ago but this is the second alternator we have put in not including the alternator that the previous owner put in before I bought the car. We do believe the last two alternators went out due to the fact the battery which we did not know was to small for this vehicle and running on one cell. I have taken the vehicle to a few mechanics and they have not been able to hear the noise. Other than the noise everything feels and sounds good including the transmission.
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Saturday, July 15th, 2017 AT 5:57 AM

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KEN
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Hello,

I would think the brake are what is grinding have you had them checked recently?

Please let us know

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, July 17th, 2017 AT 11:10 AM
Tiny
JENNIFER GREGORY
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The breaks are fine. I called a mobile mechanic the other day, after we took it for a drive he said its the motor mounts, at first he thought maybe the rods and transmission but but as he drove he began to lean more towards the mounts when he looked at it more he noticed the entire engine jump. He jacked the vehicle up and pushed the gas it made the same grinding noise so ruled out anything with the Axel. The mounts should be here this week, I hope and pray that is the problem as I have a fine art show I am working at in less than two weeks. He said steering, brakes, transmission and all feels good.
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Monday, July 17th, 2017 AT 11:55 AM
Tiny
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First if you can hear it sitting still take the belt off and start motor see if it goes away you didn't put mileage down but belt and tensioner should be replaced at 60, 000 mile intervals if belt is frayed then it should be thrown away. Tensioners lose tension. Also check alignment of belt to check if everything is aligned. Ifno tensioner belts should be adjusted with a belt tension gauge and pulleys check for bad bearings.
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Monday, July 17th, 2017 AT 12:05 PM
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KEN
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Please let us know what happens, we are interested to see what it is.

Cheers, Ken
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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 AT 9:33 AM

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