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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 6:53 pm 
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I have a sound coming from somewhere around the front of the engine that rises and falls with revs which sounds like a whirring, whining noise but its not the P/S any ideas?
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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 7:00 pm 
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Perhaps its the idler pulleys? i had the power steering idler die on me, seized and broke a belt, no power steering sucks!
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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 12:00 am 
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idler pullies
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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 12:03 am 
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clutch fan?
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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 12:05 am 
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P.S what modle car do you own?
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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 10:28 am 
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well my EA and every1 elses EA who I know of makes that sound. It reminds me of a ghost.

 

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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 10:43 am 
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i was gonna say, my mates ea makes same noise

 

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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:10 pm 
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idler - cant remember bearing size 6302zz i think - dont go to fraud go to ur local bearing place - piece of piss to change <$10
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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:29 pm 
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yeah i think its the idler pulley. replace it or while ur driving it will come off and u have ball bearings flying and ur car making a clunking noise......found that out when i was going home from work because i couldnt be stuffed replacing it.

 

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Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 10:19 am 
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its a EL, are you talking about the top pulley on the tensioner?
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Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 7:58 pm 
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It could be a cat....

 

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