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

 

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not a motor head, Wichita, KS, June 14, 2014, 13:15
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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

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    ProfessorG June 14, 2014, 15:39
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    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.

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    not a motor head, June 14, 2014, 20:42
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    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

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    ProfessorG, June 14, 2014, 20:45
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    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.

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    not a motor head, June 14, 2014, 21:06
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    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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