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So I paid to have my thermostat housing replaced since I didn't have time and my garage isn't usable right now. I get it back and had to take it back the next morning due it missing badly. At least it had a CEL so the mechanic tracked it down to the plug for #3 injector. I got it back and it seems to run ok but now there's a weird rattle/harmonic around 2300 RPMs when its cold and under a load. Next is now it seems to have a surging vibration when its idling which i think is a low idle speed. It was usually around 1000-1100 but now is down around 900. Not sure what would change that.

I don't want to take it back since there's nothing I can really put a finger on and I'm not paying for them poke at it anymore. I guess I'll be going over it all again anyway. I'd at least like to get rid of the rattle. Truck has run perfect up until this point. I guess I'm just bitching right now.

I might try a video to see if anyone has a suggestion on the rattle. I'll be checking heat shields first and anything on the top of the motor they may have touched. Or looked at wrong.
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that rattle is probably just the serpentine belt tensioner pulley that is worn out

time for a replacement pulley
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that rattle is probably just the serpentine belt tensioner pulley that is worn out

time for a replacement pulley
I sure freaking hope so. It randomly went away yesterday. Starting again this morning and then immediately went away. RonD suggested I pull the accessory belt. I just haven't had time. I meant to do it last weekend when I changed the oil but I simply ran out of time. Plus I can't hear it when its in park. So hopefully I'll be able to tell when spinning everything by hand.

It's been driving me mad.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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i replace belt tensioner pulleys every time i replace serpentine belts
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i replace belt tensioner pulleys every time i replace serpentine belts
That sounds expensive but I haven't priced them.
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Something else the poor running... maybe the wrong t-stat !
Check out any wiring in the area of the t-stat.

Just thinking out loud.
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actually , the factory belt tensioner pulley was not that expensive

i prefer peace of mind when i replace both parts, saves me going back in sometime soon after i replace just the belt
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