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So I did my usual 56 mile drive to work today on the highway and when I pulled into the parking spot I noticed a noise from the engine bay when the car was idling. The engine itself sounds fine, but there is a constant variable wobbling, rotating sound that seems to be louder in the car than standing in front of the car.<p>The car has 93,000 miles on it and had the serpentine belt done 15,000 ago, but just the belt, no tensioner or pulleys have been changed yet. Timing belt was going to be done in a week or two. I didn't have time to see what was going on but wanted some input as I'm at work until late tonight and have a 56 mile drive home later.<p>Thanks,<br>NJGB
 

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Any way to see which pulley it might be without removing the belt? I was gonna just watch with the engine running and look for wobbling.
 

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With the engine OFF, grab the pulley and see if you can wiggle it by hand... the ones you can reach, that is. There shouldn't be much play, if any.
 

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its your R bumper saying Paint me Paint me <p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>But yeah probally S belt tensior or pulley on the way out .
 

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What R bumper are you referring to? Bet your thinking of another S60 cause I sure don't have any stinkin R bumper. lol<p>But really, the car is in the shop getting the timing belt and waterpump done, plus trans service and angle gear being resealed.
 

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lol got you confused with other guy in NJ lol
 

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Update-<p>The noise is completely gone after having the timing belt and tenisoners replaced. Luckily I caught it as soon as it happened and the belt didn't walk off the cams. Another story to back up the recommendation to do these belts at 80,000 instead of 100,000.
 

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Supposedly at 105,000 <p>But I am starting to doubht that now since somone had the same issue on there R .
 

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Update-<p>Noise is back with a vengeance. <p>So it's not a belt pulley or roller because all of them are new now. It came back one day after getting the car back from the shop, noticed it after a drive home, clacking rotating noise at idle. It sounds like it's coming from the rear center of the engine bay and kind of stops when you let your foot off the brake or put it in neutral.<p>I immediately took the car back to the shop and had the tech check it out. It didn't make the noise once while we test drove it so I left it there and agreed to let him drive it home and back today to get some time behind the wheel.<p>This morning I receive a call from the shop stating that they did indeed experience the problem and also finally felt the transmission hang up in reverse. They are assuming these are all trans related and will be doing an in depth transmission examination today.<p>Hopefully they'll replace it under my extended warranty and I can have some peace of mind. If they do replace the trans could they use an '03 or '04 gearbox or would that need different software or TCM?
 
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