Help: weird sound coming from engine compartment
While going offroading in Centrailia this past weekend, I hit some part of the front drivers side setup on a large rock. This produced a nice bang, and I'm not sure what else. I haven't had the time, nor daylight to check out the area where I heard the bang, however I am now experiencing a weird noise. This noise sounds very high pitched like squeaking breakes. I have noticed that it can only be heard between 2500 - 2750 rpms in 1st through 3rd gears. Any idea of what this can be? I can't drive with my window open cause the sound kills my ears even if for a split second.
Experimented today to find that it has nothing to do with my brakes. I put the truck in neutral and brought up the rpms to 2500. It made the noise then, so that rules out brakes...
Now for the past month or so I had an odd noise coming from the front of the engine, sounded like a loose belt when I started up the truck, but only lasted for a few seconds. Now that noise is gone, and I think that this noise has replaced it. John told me that initially that that noise could be either a loose belt, or a tensioner. Now that this new noise is coming in at a certain rpm range, I'm thinking maybe its a tensioner. Does that sound like something a tensioner might do? I've never heard this sound before, and its got me and my wallet worried.
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Last edited by winks; 11-30-2005 at 05:15 PM.