Sounds like metal rubbing

Tiny
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  • 2000 SATURN L200
  • 0.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 168,990 MILES
When I'm driving my car it sounds like metal rubbing at stop thinking cams.
Monday, April 27th, 2020 AT 6:41 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

At a stop is the only time you hear it? Do me a favor. Remove the serpentine drive belt and start the engine for a couple seconds and see if the sound is gone.

Here are directions for removal. Only allow the engine to run for a couple seconds with the belt off. Just long enough to determine if the noise is gone. I have a feeling it is a tensioner or idler pulley bearing. The attached pictures correlate with the directions.

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2000 Saturn SL2 L4-1.9L DOHC VIN 7
Engine Drive Belt Removal and Accessory Replacement
Vehicle Engine, Cooling and Exhaust Engine Drive Belts, Mounts, Brackets and Accessories Drive Belt Service and Repair Procedures Engine Drive Belt Removal and Accessory Replacement
ENGINE DRIVE BELT REMOVAL AND ACCESSORY REPLACEMENT
- Tools Required
- S8190A Snap-on tool

Belt Removal

pic 1

1. Depress tensioner arm using a 14 mm or 9/16 inch wrench or Snap-on tool S8190A (or equivalent).
2. Remove belt assembly off idler or A/C compressor pulley.
3. Remove accessory drive belt.

Belt Installation

pic 2

1. Route belt around all pulleys, except front cover idler or A/C compressor pulley.
2. Depress tensioner arm using a 14 mm or 9/16 inch wrench.

NOTICE: Make sure the belt is properly aligned on the pulleys.

3. Slip the belt over the front cover idler or A/C compressor pulley.

IMPORTANT: If the tensioner idler pulley attachment bolt is loosened, remove the bolt and apply Saturn P/N 21485277 (Loctite49 242 or equivalent) to threads. Torque bolt.

Torque: 30 Nm (22 ft. Lbs.)

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Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Monday, April 27th, 2020 AT 9:49 PM
Tiny
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I had caliber problem said it was making this sound had fixed. Don't hear it anymore.
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 AT 4:45 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for letting me know. Glad to hear it is fixed for you.
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 AT 8:51 PM
Tiny
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Thank you.
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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 AT 4:51 AM

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