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2001 Saturn L200 Question: whining noise in engine water pump was leaking. replaced pump noise got louder

 

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mechanic1947, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Lawrenceville, GA, November 03, 2012, 12:57
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after two pumps replaced noise still there timing chain has been replaced earlier by someone else sprockets were not changed and oil tensioner was not changed.

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    November 03, 2012, 13:16
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    REMOVE DRIVE BELT THEN START THE ENG. TO SEE IF NOISE IS STILL THERE.

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    mechanic1947, November 03, 2012, 13:23
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    its still there. sorry i didnt mention that before i did that this has got me stumped

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    pushrod, November 03, 2012, 13:45
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    THAT MEANS YOU NEED TO GO DEEPER INSIDE OF THE ENGINE TO FIND THE TROUBLE IF IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS UP FRONT.
    BEST TO REPLACE ALL TIMING COMPONETS AT THE SAME TIME! THAT'S MY OPINION.

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    mechanic1947, November 03, 2012, 13:48
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    if the tensioner and sprockets was not changed when the chain was replased would that cause a whining noise coming from timing cover

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    pushrod, November 03, 2012, 13:52
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    GET ANOTHER OPNION FROM ANOTHER MECHAINC. TWO HEADS BETTER THAN ONE ANY DAY.
    GOOD LUCK. ALL TIMING COMPONETS INCLU. BALANCE SHAFT KIT ALSO!

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    globalhelper November 03, 2012, 18:05
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    poss idler pulley or tensioner assm. i rec u change both due to age

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    November 03, 2012, 18:49
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    possible timing chain set needs service.

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    November 05, 2012, 12:58
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    Experienced Saturn tech. listen to it yet?....... Just a possible option , before lots more time, money and aggravation?

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