Try standing in front of the car with the hood up and the engine running,
and see if the engine cooling fan is running-you will be able to hear the
fan and feel air- if it is not running turn on the air conditioner or
defroster, which should turn the fan on; have someone switch off the engine
and see if the noise is coming from the fan blade; if so, you will need to
replace the fan motor.
ok, might be in either the belt adjustment or the idler pulley, or even the
belt itself if it is frayed, although you were pretty certain there was no
noise with the engine running, and either of these should make noise then;
to check more closely you will need to remove the combined reservoir for the
windshield washer and engine coolant; there is only one bolt holding it in
and it you can see most of the serpentine drive belt with it out of the way.
Please let the group know what you find.
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