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Old 07-13-2018, 11:20 AM
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no, not really. Need some help tho...a while back I was getting some high chirps from under the hood only when accelerating. I noticed I had a wobbly balancer so I replaced it and the belts. Car was fine for a few hundred miles. Now the chirping/squeaking when I accelerate is back. Tensioner? Pulleys? I can't seem to pinpoint where this is coming from. I researched a bit throughout the forum but haven't seen anything. Any suggestions on a good starting point? Thanks!
(2003 base coupe, nothing special done, just B&K intake, Hypertech tuner and flowmaster cat back)
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no, not really. Need some help tho...a while back I was getting some high chirps from under the hood only when accelerating. I noticed I had a wobbly balancer so I replaced it and the belts. Car was fine for a few hundred miles. Now the chirping/squeaking when I accelerate is back. Tensioner? Pulleys? I can't seem to pinpoint where this is coming from. I researched a bit throughout the forum but haven't seen anything. Any suggestions on a good starting point? Thanks!
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Watch the video...and buy one of these alignment tools and stick with OEM parts !!


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Watch the video...and buy one of these alignment tools and stick with OEM parts !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyGOlBJQjeE
What an awesome tool and video! Thanks!

I did buy an AC Delco balancer. A lot of people push for aftermarket brands, but I tend to stick with the factory replacement parts.
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I did buy an AC Delco balancer. A lot of people push for aftermarket brands, but I tend to stick with the factory replacement parts.
You WILL be doing the HB again, this is why people use the better aftermarket ones....

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What an awesome tool and video! Thanks!

I did buy an AC Delco balancer. A lot of people push for aftermarket brands, but I tend to stick with the factory replacement parts.
Good deal !!...let us know what you find...you can get the kit off Amazon for around $85.00 !!
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You WILL be doing the HB again, this is why people use the better aftermarket ones....
God I hope not ...lol...that sucked
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What an awesome tool and video! Thanks!

I did buy an AC Delco balancer. A lot of people push for aftermarket brands, but I tend to stick with the factory replacement parts.
I stick to OEM parts for critical electrical items...Alternator, Fuel Pump, MAF sensor, Cam/Crank sensor...I have no problem paying extra...hoses and stuff like that I'll go with just the better brands !!

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Good deal !!...let us know what you find...you can get the kit off Amazon for around $85.00 !!
So I didn't have to buy one. The auto parts store by me had one and loaned it to me. Belts are completely in line.
I did happen to notice that the crickets quiet down a bit when the AC is on. Would that indicate the tensioner near the compressor? I'll have to get a stethoscope and poke around I guess.

BUT FIRST, I'll be replacing a freaking rear sway bar that randomly "popped" on the exit ramp. SMH
Smoken1 , I'll be going with an aftermarket replacement, lol

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Mine was the AC idler pulley...
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I have a stock rear sway that you can have if you will pay for shipping. It is in really good condition. I removed it to upgrade to the C6 bars. Let me know if you want it.
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I have a stock rear sway that you can have if you will pay for shipping. It is in really good condition. I removed it to upgrade to the C6 bars. Let me know if you want it.
Super cool of you to offer; thank you. Unfortunately, I had already ordered one from Summit by the time I read this post.
Now I am back on this damned chirping. I hate it. Makes car sound like a hoopty
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