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Old December 25th, 2006, 12:32
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weird noise from engine

so last night i was driving home and i started to hear a strange sound coming from the passenger side of the engine, it sounds like scratching, or when a cd skips, and i have no idea wat that is

any suggestions?
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Old December 25th, 2006, 12:55
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Re: weird noise from engine

Check your distributor cap and rotor to see if they're rubbing. The bearing in the distributor can make a squeal or chirping noise.
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Old December 25th, 2006, 14:13
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Re: weird noise from engine

i checked my distributor cap and rotor, and all that seems fine, but when i popped the hood i noticed my radiator overflow tank was empty, and there was the green liquid all over the engine compartment
would that be what was wrong?
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Old December 25th, 2006, 16:08
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Re: weird noise from engine

filled the coolant bottle up, and i tried to start it up, but it sounds like grinding now, could that be the starter? im guessing it is
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Old December 25th, 2006, 18:17
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Re: weird noise from engine

Most likely it's the alternator bearing. Take the serpentine belt off and spin the alternator and see if you hear that noise. That nasty green stuff can do a number on alternators.
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Old December 26th, 2006, 00:26
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Re: weird noise from engine

i dont think it could be the alternator, but i would definately take a good look to see just incase, i also checked the starter and there was a fair amount of oil and the nasty green crap all over it
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