: pulley problem



98devillenorthstar
11-27-04, 12:26 AM
the pulley on the right side of my engine makes a sssss noise does this means the pulley is bad i think thats the waterpump also my power stearing pump whistles very silently is this damadged to how do i know when to change the pully

Ranger
11-27-04, 12:40 AM
Before you assume the water pump, check the tensioner. As for the P/S pump, have you checked the fluid level?

98devillenorthstar
11-27-04, 12:52 AM
yes the fluid is full like 6 months ago it started to squeal very loud but now its really silent....how can i no if the tensioner is bad

Ranger
11-27-04, 10:14 AM
Use a 1/4" drive breaker bar in the square hole on the backside of the tensioner. Relieve the tension and spin the pully to see if the beaing has gone bad.