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2000 Pontiac Montana Question: Tinny front of engine noise



john48, Rockford, MI, April 15, 2009, 12:17

Could it be water pump or timing belt problem?

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    April 15, 2009, 12:32

    yes and yes. Have it checked out very soon, if something fails, it can do some expensive damage. Consider the sound a very important warning!

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    john48, April 15, 2009, 14:23

    Bret, turned out to be air-conditioner pullies not used in Michigan for a while. They told him to just put the air on at the lowest level and let them adjust. What a garage they are!!! Regardless, I told my brother to replace the water pump and timing belt anyway.
    They didn't charge him anything for their advice.

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    Visitor, August 29, 2010, 21:41

    another possibility is the belt tensioner. if it makes noise too long, then it just flys apart.

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