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Unread 03-05-2014, 05:01 PM   #16
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Its not common for a power steering pump to fail. How many miles on your unit?

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Unread 03-05-2014, 05:04 PM   #17
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Is there any other issues? Coolant loss, hard starts, engine temp?
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Unread 03-05-2014, 05:56 PM   #18
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Went through this with mine. Idler pulley replaced as well as the tensioner pulley. It helped quiet it, but my alt still makes noise. It's been that way for 2yrs and haven't had an issue.
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Unread 03-05-2014, 07:36 PM   #19
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Nope no issues
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Unread 03-05-2014, 08:01 PM   #20
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It has to be your Alternator or Water pump.
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Unread 03-05-2014, 09:01 PM   #21
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I'll see if the shorter belt I got allows me to bypass them one at a time. I wish it was a constant noise it would be so much easier to diagnose.
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Unread 03-14-2014, 11:21 AM   #22
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I failed to mention I had a mechanical fan. I took it off in preparation to change out the water pump and the noise is gone.
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Unread 03-14-2014, 03:26 PM   #23
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Easy enough.
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