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help quick... my dad just took my car to the shop for #75921 Dec 31, 8:13am Dec 31, 8:13am
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help quick... my dad just took my car to the shop for
my dad just took my car to the shop for a hissing noise i was hearing while accelerating. Well... they say it is the belt tensioner and that it will cost $400 to replace?? Is this the correct price, is there a cheaper way to fix it?? I need help within the hour!!!!

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Re: help quick... my dad just took my car to the shop for [Re: SCOTT03] #75922 Dec 31, 8:13am Dec 31, 8:13am
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the belt tensioner doesn't hiss, it squeaks.

Describe more of the problem and we'll help you as best/fast as we can!


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Re: help quick... my dad just took my car to the shop for [Re: SCOTT03] #75923 Dec 31, 8:24am Dec 31, 8:24am
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first at idle i hear tick tick tick tick tick tick, it really sounds like valves chattering, but when i'm driving like normally in town, when i accelerate i hear almost like a ssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I can make it louder by pressing on the gas harder, like when no matter how hard ya press the gas your not going any faster. The two sounds i don't think are related but the ssssssshhhhhhh is what gets on my nerves and my dad dosen't like the valve chatter noise. but still is $400 too much for a belt tensioner?


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oh yeah it only does the sssssssshhhhh while driving, like i can race the engine at idle and i don't hear that noise.


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do you have an aftermarket stereo?

a bad ground can cause a "pssssssh" sound under acceleration.

$400 for the belt tension sucks, it should be $0 under warranty.


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Re: help quick... my dad just took my car to the shop for [Re: SCOTT03] #75926 Dec 31, 8:30am Dec 31, 8:30am
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no after market stero, i'm sitting at 49000 miles. Yeah $400 sounds a little steep, wondering if anyone else had theirs replaced and has their $$ amount.


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Originally Posted by SCOTT03
no after market stero, i'm sitting at 49000 miles. Yeah $400 sounds a little steep, wondering if anyone else had theirs replaced and has their $$ amount.


No i got quoted $370 for it. About the going price!!!!

Re: help quick... my dad just took my car to the shop for [Re: SCOTT03] #75928 Dec 31, 8:45am Dec 31, 8:45am
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better news guys, my dad taked the guy down to something around $150, haha. I feel better now, i just hope it fixes the problem. They are also gonna put on my AEM Pulley kit while they are at it.


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now thats a good frickin price bro. ppl should goto NC for belt tensioner problem will cost them cheaper maybe.
how often you guys change ur belts under warranty?

Re: help quick... my dad just took my car to the shop for [Re: SCOTT03] #75930 Dec 31, 5:01pm Dec 31, 5:01pm
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well they've got my car overnight. This dealer ship was nice enough to rent a car for my dad cause they didn't get to fix the car cause the one they were working on before mine had some troubles?? Looks like i found a pretty good dealer.


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Originally Posted by SCOTT03
Looks like i found a pretty good dealer.


For now, you wait...trouble is brewing I swear smile


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yea good price 150 drop thumbsup

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Bad vacuum? Like, maybe the Intake is loose, causing leaks that makes the "shhhhhhhhhh" sound. Then when you're idling, not enough air is going into the engine because of the leak so it's struggling to idle...?!?! Just a thought

Re: help quick... my dad just took my car to the shop for [Re: Eric Mack] #75934 Jan 1, 12:16pm Jan 1, 12:16pm
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Originally Posted by Eric Mack
Originally Posted by SCOTT03
Looks like i found a pretty good dealer.


For now, you wait...trouble is brewing I swear smile


I hope not...


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its hard to tell from you just decribing it...but i had that ticking sound too and it increased when you hit the gas...i had a defective spark plug and it was misfiring...it scared the hell out of me but it was an easy fix thumbsup

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