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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2001 Saturn L200 Question: whining noise in engine water pump was leaking. replaced pump noise got louder
Answer #1pushrod November 03, 2012, 13:16Master
REMOVE DRIVE BELT THEN START THE ENG. TO SEE IF NOISE IS STILL THERE.
Replymechanic1947, November 03, 2012, 13:23Rookie
its still there. sorry i didnt mention that before i did that this has got me stumped
Replypushrod, November 03, 2012, 13:45Master
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.
Replymechanic1947, November 03, 2012, 13:48Rookie
if the tensioner and sprockets was not changed when the chain was replased would that cause a whining noise coming from timing cover
Replypushrod, November 03, 2012, 13:52Master
GET ANOTHER OPNION FROM ANOTHER MECHAINC. TWO HEADS BETTER THAN ONE ANY DAY.
GOOD LUCK. ALL TIMING COMPONETS INCLU. BALANCE SHAFT KIT ALSO!
Answer #2Greg's Orange Auto (10929 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 482-6185globalhelper November 03, 2012, 18:05Master
poss idler pulley or tensioner assm. i rec u change both due to age
your.mechanic November 03, 2012, 18:49Master
possible timing chain set needs service.
Answer #4ziptie12 November 05, 2012, 12:58Master
Experienced Saturn tech. listen to it yet?....... Just a possible option , before lots more time, money and aggravation?