[Vwdiesel] Re: Water pump throb
quantum-man at hotmail.co.uk
Tue Feb 7 14:02:37 EST 2006
The broom handle trick is what I did to 'as near as damn it' locate the
throbbing grind... (I thrust broom handle around the engine compartment
with an air of authority and so I can get away with doing it ouside my sons
school w/o the odd looks... or are they quick to look away as I turn ;o)...
However after posting to forum; noise has gone into 'stealth mode' !!!
I will check for wobble when I have a few minutes...
>From: LBaird119 at aol.com
>To: quantum-man at hotmail.co.uk
>Subject: Re: Water pump throb
>Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2006 01:55:12 EST
>I probably need
> >to remove belt to spin with fingers ...
> Hmmm, is that a British thing? ;-) What if someone walks in on you?!
> With it running, take a broom handle, stick, long screwdriver and rest
>end against the pump whilst you stick your ear to the other end or side of
> You should be able to tell if the grinding is coming from the pump. You
>might be able to get some wobble out of it even with the belt on (not
>this time of course.) It's usually the water pump or the alternator.
>don't ALWAYS leak when they're noisy but they do SUDDENLY start leaking
>heavily without notice when they're noisy!
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