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Re: Important FYI for I5 timing belt changes...

On Mon, 9 Aug 1999 13:41:27 -0400, Lino Valadas wrote:
From: "Lino M. Valadas" <valadasl@osha.igs.net>
Subject: Re: Important FYI for I5 timing belt changes...

>>it's not "singing", it's grinding.  Don't think the belt was too tight,
>>turns 90 degrees like it's supposed to.  With the xillion hours of labor
>>I'll be doing I figure $35 is a cheap gamble to get rid of the racket.
>I just replaced my water pump on my 83 ur-q last weekend to get rid of a
>leak and noise at idle.  Well, the new pump got rid of the leak, but the
>noise is still there.  If you find the source of your noise  please let us
>know. [ ... ]

The idler is another common source of these kinds of belt noises. It
is typically replaced along with the belt and pump. It also sometimes
happens that a replacement water pump has a shaft slightly longer
than the original which then rubs in an annoying way against the
inside of the belt cover. I don't recall whether these possibilities were
covered in the original post.

DeWitt Harrison
Boulder, CO
88 5kcstq