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2000 Chevrolet Venture Question: Is this a water pump problem?

 

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Visitor, 3.4L V6, Upper Marlboro, MD, February 22, 2011, 18:41

My minivan started a rattling noise under the hood on Feb. 13.I haven't driven it but twice since and it is still making the noise. I also smelled something like rubber burning at first, but not the second two times that I drove it. I don't see any leaks under my van.

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    Boston1 February 22, 2011, 18:58
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    sounds like your belt is out of alignment due to a pulley failing , look under the hood with the engine running the belt should be straight .

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    mastertech6371 February 22, 2011, 19:00
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    also, the belt tensioner is a common failure with these engines. have it checked out soon before it lets you down.

    Roy

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    raiderron February 22, 2011, 21:49
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    Check with belt(s) off for any pulley alignment problems and seizing. Tensioner sounds like culprit.

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