I have a grinding sound around where the serpentine belt is hooked up? on 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

I hear a grinding sound around the serpentine belt area where it goes around water pump and what every else? #1 what can it be? a bad belt, a bad water pump or all #2 what is the average cost to change out 1 or all that stuff on a 99 monte carlo ? I have change the belt out years ago , I was told from a guy he said my timing belt was good about 2 years ago. he had to change out a gasket on the cover it was leaking. any help or suggestions will be appreciated. thanks

by in Wichita, KS on June 14, 2014
1 answer 3 comments
ANSWER by on June 14, 2014
What engine do you have that has a timing belt, not a timing chain. Take the serpentine belt off and spin the pulleys individually and find the grinding noise.
COMMENT by on June 14, 2014
Its a 3.1 liter. I don't have a clue how to take off belt. But thx for reply. At least I know it could be one of those components. Thx
COMMENT by on June 14, 2014
It has a timing chain as well. 3/8 drive ratchet for the belt tensioner and loosen tension. Easy as pie, getting it back on is different. Maybe someone could help you.
COMMENT by on June 14, 2014
Thx, I will have pro to do it like ur self . Lol I know it will cost me but at least I know It will be done correctly.

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