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 Post subject: EF engine making a whining noise
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:41 pm 
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when engine is running, it makes a whining noise that sounds like it could be the belts or something. when i flatfoot it, the noise gets louder. is it something to worry about, or is it just normal?
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 Post subject: Re: EF engine making a whining noise
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:29 pm 
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sure you didn't put a supercharger on it. :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF engine making a whining noise
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:34 pm 
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hahaha that's what people have been saying when they hear it. i looked everywhere, no supercharger...which is sad, really.
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 Post subject: Re: EF engine making a whining noise
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:39 pm 
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probably just the belt. mine has a grinding noise coming from the pulley, havn't been bothered to fix it but it gets real annoying when your sitting on 3grand

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:49 pm 
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Remove the belt and spin the pulleys first just to make sure none of them are stuffed. You'll know if they are, as jerrytorry said, they will have a grinding noise. The idler pulley on my old man's XR has just gone recently and has a faint whine which increase with revs. It now sounds like it has a small blower under the hood which actually sounds quite nice :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF engine making a whining noise
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:51 pm 
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is there anything i shouldn't do when removing the belts? or is it pretty straight forward.
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Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:54 pm 
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my eb makes a whining noise too and its a good strong motor, so i don't think it's much to worry about, unless its more of a grind or squeal
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Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:58 pm 
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Pretty straight forward. Remove the intake snorkel, remove the thermo fans, get yourself a a breaker bar with a 3/8 drive fitting and insert it into the 3/8 drive hole on the tensioner assembly. Release the tension and remove the belt. There should be a sticker on the underside of the bonnet showing how the belt looks when it goes back on so you should be right :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF engine making a whining noise
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:00 pm 
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thanks, sounds pretty straightforward, i'll get to it tomorrow.
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Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:01 pm 
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take the belt off and run the motor for a few seconds.

If it is silent, check the addons, pulley, power steering pump (most likely) alternator and AC.

If the noise is evident when the belt is off, it'll be the timing chain, guides or even aux gear hitting the timing cover.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:03 pm 
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hold on...which belt, the one at the front, right?
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Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:17 pm 
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yes, the Only belt there is.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:19 pm 
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yeh thats what i thought, i was just telling my friend what i was going to do and he asked me which one...i didn't think there was more than one haha
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Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:29 pm 
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lol
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