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Hi fellow clubxb-ers!

I'm having trouble diagnosing where the engine noise is coming from. I searched here and SL, and it sounded like the problem I had was the water pump.

I replaced the water pump, coolant, and belt last Saturday, but I still have the same noise! :confused:

Here's a couple of vids of how it sounds inside the cabin and outside of the car.



Sorry for the crappy video quality.

Any one know what's making that raspy noise???
 

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That sounds very similar to how mine did when the bearings were going out in the alternator.
 

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I second the alternator. Had the same noise on mine. I put a screwdriver on it to listen for the sound and I could feel it grinding through the handle.
 

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Thanks wagonbldr and 06.5PW! I'll have to check that out again after work! I tried checking it this morning before work, but I didn't really feel/hear much when I put the screw driver on to the alternator, but the noise did seem to go away for a little while on my way to work, so it might be the that!
 

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Hope you get it fixed soon, Brother Alex. BTW, glad to see you still have that classic box in your possession. ;)
 

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Hope you get it fixed soon, Brother Alex. BTW, glad to see you still have that classic box in your possession. ;)
Thanks Dtrain! Yeah, I hope I get it fixed soon too! The box is a little worse for the wear, but little by little I'll be fixing her up.

At least I replaced the water pump and belt before they go out as well!:D

And at least now I know how to take out the alternator! Hopefully that's where the noise is coming from.

If it is the alternator, I'm thinking about getting this one:

Scion XB High Output Alternators

160 amp output and its a direct fit...oh yeah!
 

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I think it's the A/C Compressor :crying:

I placed a crowbar to my ear and then to the alternator, water pump, and A/C compressor. It sounds a lot like its the A/C compressor.

I was really hoping it was the alternator. I can replace the alternator on my own for less $$$, but the A/C compressor is another story.


I'm thinking of taking it to a shop, but don't know if I should take it to a mechanic or A/C specialist.


Any advice?
 
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