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sac2dude

Crankshaft pulley - wobbling?

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All,

 

So I hear "weird noises" coming from the engine compartment... and I'm thinking "Uh oh.. Power steering is finally giving out...", given that I've had to add PS fluid before.

 

But I pop the cover off - and the PS fluid is fine!

 

Hmm... than what's that rock grinding noise?  I comes and goes...

 

So I pop the panel off behind the seats to check the belt and accessories. 

 

And... here we go again, its the WATER PUMP!   Every so often, while I watch it, it goes from running smoothing to a bit of a wobble, with the corresponding bothersome noise!!

 

Now be big problem with this is that I just changed the pump about 6 years ago... I mean, it doesn't seem like this part should be going out again this soon!  But fine... I'll call Sunset tomorrow and order a replacement.

 

But the weird thing is that I noticed that the crankshaft pulley has a wobble to it as well.    Is that normal?  My wife was bothered about it, so I figured I might try pulling the pulley off to see if I can get it to "set" differently when I torque the bolt back on.    

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

 

Rich Brown

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All,

 

So I hear "weird noises" coming from the engine compartment... and I'm thinking "Uh oh.. Power steering is finally giving out...", given that I've had to add PS fluid before.

 

But I pop the cover off - and the PS fluid is fine!

 

Hmm... than what's that rock grinding noise?  I comes and goes...

 

So I pop the panel off behind the seats to check the belt and accessories. 

 

And... here we go again, its the WATER PUMP!   Every so often, while I watch it, it goes from running smoothing to a bit of a wobble, with the corresponding bothersome noise!!

 

Now be big problem with this is that I just changed the pump about 6 years ago... I mean, it doesn't seem like this part should be going out again this soon!  But fine... I'll call Sunset tomorrow and order a replacement.

 

But the weird thing is that I noticed that the crankshaft pulley has a wobble to it as well.    Is that normal?  My wife was bothered about it, so I figured I might try pulling the pulley off to see if I can get it to "set" differently when I torque the bolt back on.    

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

 

Rich Brown

 

The crank pulley should not "wobble".

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Okay, then I'll pull it off and re-install it this evening, see if that helps.   Called Sunset, so a new water pump is on its way.

 

Thanks!

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