GrandAmGT.com Forum
http://www.pfyc.com GrandAmGT.com Premium Memership Signup
RedlineGoods.com   

Go Back   GrandAmGT.com Forum > GAGT - Technical - Sponsored by www.MilzyMotorSports.com > Technical Q&A

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-24-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
xalteph
-
 
AKA: Xalteph
Join Date: May 2012
Location: US
Posts: 138
Vehicle: 2002 Grand Am GT 3400
xalteph Gettin' there
Belt tensioner tapping

My belt tensioner started making a tapping noise when the car is on. It started when I took off the belt tensioner to replace the AC compressor. Maybe something from the tensioner fell off or I didn't put the belt tensioner back on right? The belt tensioner also shakes.
xalteph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 04:51 PM   #2
rocketfast123
Was i drunk that day
 
rocketfast123's Avatar
 
AKA: Tater Salad
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Montgomery,Al
Age: 31
Posts: 1,385
Vehicle: 2001Alero 2.4(5-speed)
rocketfast123 Gettin' there
what motor? year of car? miles?
__________________
Will (can't type!) Two Cams are twice as fun.
Hauler: 1984 Buick Electra Estate Wagon Olds 3oh7. 268H camming
"Used car dealers are scum of the earth, and the more ball-busting you can do to them, the more I salute you. If he won't budge, let it sit a couple of weeks, then go in and offer him $750, reminding him that he won't get jack **** for it at auction."
Quote:
Originally Posted by sleepyalero View Post
I could be wrong, but if you keep clearing the code with the OBDII scanner, it will keep coming back until the problem is solved.
rocketfast123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 05:31 PM   #3
PhantomLover007
'Til I see you again
 
PhantomLover007's Avatar
 
AKA: Matt
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Augusta/ Ft Gordon, GA
Age: 45
Posts: 7,676
Vehicle: 02 SC/T kitted & M62'd
PhantomLover007 has made plenty of valid pointsPhantomLover007 has made plenty of valid points
Send a message via AIM to PhantomLover007 Send a message via Yahoo to PhantomLover007
The tensioners have studs that line up w/ the holes to ensure that you don't put it on wrong. It sounds like you need to replace it completely. Mine started doing that. The Delco model that you can get from any auto parts store will work fine

Get a bet tension tool if you have the money or borrow one from the auto parts store. It comes in very handy..
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ajaxus View Post
Oh, and I'm now house trained, so no more urinary issues to worry about.

My ride:
GA's ONLY SC/T'ed Grand Am according to CarDomain
PhantomLover007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 07:33 PM   #4
AaronGTR
BlingWithBallz
 
AaronGTR's Avatar
 
AKA: Aaron
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Detroit area, MI
Age: 39
Posts: 12,220
Vehicle: 2000 Grand Am GT1 2dr
AaronGTR has made plenty of valid pointsAaronGTR has made plenty of valid points
You might not have it lined up right, or the casing might have cracked.
The stock tensioner has a weak spring and a weak case. They are known for cracking right where the spring comes out of the case, which adds some slop into it's movement and will make it jump around while running. Check it to make sure the the alignment pin is in the hole on the mounting. If that's not it and the case is cracked, replace it. I recommend a Dayco brand tensioner. I went through two OEM ones before that. Got mine from Advance Auto Parts. It has a much beefier case design and a stiffer spring.
__________________
The few, the proud, the boosted!
13.788 @ 103.73 mph (3/2011) 320 whp and 300 ft/lbs torque. (3/2011)
See it here. the total package.
AaronGTR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 10:22 PM   #5
DaRkWaVe
GAGT - Member
 
AKA: Connor
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 121
Vehicle: 2000 GAGT Coupe
DaRkWaVe Gettin' there
I went to replace my belt about a month ago and figured I might as well replace the tensioner. When I took the tensioner off, the back was cracked and had a small chip where the stud braces against. I had no idea.
DaRkWaVe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 04:34 AM   #6
PhantomLover007
'Til I see you again
 
PhantomLover007's Avatar
 
AKA: Matt
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Augusta/ Ft Gordon, GA
Age: 45
Posts: 7,676
Vehicle: 02 SC/T kitted & M62'd
PhantomLover007 has made plenty of valid pointsPhantomLover007 has made plenty of valid points
Send a message via AIM to PhantomLover007 Send a message via Yahoo to PhantomLover007
Quote:
Originally Posted by AaronGTR View Post
You might not have it lined up right, or the casing might have cracked.
The stock tensioner has a weak spring and a weak case. They are known for cracking right where the spring comes out of the case, which adds some slop into it's movement and will make it jump around while running. Check it to make sure the the alignment pin is in the hole on the mounting. If that's not it and the case is cracked, replace it. I recommend a Dayco brand tensioner. I went through two OEM ones before that. Got mine from Advance Auto Parts. It has a much beefier case design and a stiffer spring.
That's the name I was trying to remember. It sucks getting old. Thanks Aaron....
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ajaxus View Post
Oh, and I'm now house trained, so no more urinary issues to worry about.

My ride:
GA's ONLY SC/T'ed Grand Am according to CarDomain
PhantomLover007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 10:20 AM   #7
greddy2race
Work in Progress
 
greddy2race's Avatar
 
AKA: Jonathan
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Middletown, OH
Posts: 218
Vehicle: 1999 Grand Am GT 3500
greddy2race Gettin' there
The pulley on mine just fell off one day completely destroying my belt. It only takes a couple minutes to replace and is not too expensive. Got mine from AZ for just over 35 bucks so not too bad.
greddy2race is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 09:16 PM   #8
xalteph
-
 
AKA: Xalteph
Join Date: May 2012
Location: US
Posts: 138
Vehicle: 2002 Grand Am GT 3400
xalteph Gettin' there
But it was working fine before it was taken off and put back on. Is it possible it could be loose?
xalteph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 06:49 AM   #9
AaronGTR
BlingWithBallz
 
AaronGTR's Avatar
 
AKA: Aaron
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Detroit area, MI
Age: 39
Posts: 12,220
Vehicle: 2000 Grand Am GT1 2dr
AaronGTR has made plenty of valid pointsAaronGTR has made plenty of valid points
Have you taken it off yet to see if you had it lined up correctly?
__________________
The few, the proud, the boosted!
13.788 @ 103.73 mph (3/2011) 320 whp and 300 ft/lbs torque. (3/2011)
See it here. the total package.
AaronGTR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 04:53 PM   #10
70BIRD
GAGT - Newbie
 
70BIRD's Avatar
 
AKA: Ernesto
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Laredo Tx
Posts: 9
Vehicle: 2000 Grand am GT
70BIRD Gettin' there
Change your tensioner ASAP , this is what it did on my car when it went


__________________
Fly low !
70BIRD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 04:56 PM   #11
kzulfic
GAGT - Senior Member
 
kzulfic's Avatar
 
AKA: Kameron
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Genoa, IL
Age: 29
Posts: 1,116
Vehicle: 2004 Grand Am SE2
kzulfic Gettin' there
Seen that on GAOC, ever get everything sorted out?
kzulfic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #12
eBandit
GAGT - Member
 
eBandit's Avatar
 
AKA: Charles
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 179
Vehicle: 2000 GA GT
eBandit Gettin' there
Quote:
Originally Posted by 70BIRD View Post
Change your tensioner ASAP , this is what it did on my car when it went


Wow.

I changed mine and the idler pulleys years ago, and I think mine may have been cracked too. Had to warranty an idler pulley twice, but then it was fine after that.

I "think" my new one was Dayco, which is what advance has. Its like $40. I have been getting some good deals by ordering online and using coupon codes then just pickup in a store. Just search for advance auto coupon codes, I normally find them that are from 25% to 40% off. Some have minimum purchase amounts some dont. (TRT41 is the one I used for $40 off $100, I used TRT30 for 30% off $50+, DOW20 is $50 off 125+, there are more out there, not sure if these still work have to check them, I used one that was 31% off too recently)

Mine has been on for several years with no issues, still have the gatorback belt on that I did at that time. (might change that soon though)
eBandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 GrandAmGT.com
RedlineGoods.com