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Gary, Australia Car Mechanic
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My September 03 vy executive has a wining noise coming from

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my September 03 vy executive has a wining noise coming from the engine but it doesn't seem to effect performance it just sounds sick someone told me it was the idler but it makes this noise all the time and gets louder when it gets to temperature. wat is it n does it matter
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi Eddie,

Your noise could be an idler pulley, there are three pulleys, two fixed, one tensioner.

Could also be power steering pump noisy.

Have you checked all the fluid levels recently?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
all fluids are on point. if its the idler pulley or the power steering pump. is it hard to fix
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Can I suggest you get a really long screwdriver, you can use it as a stethoscope to listen to all the rotating pulleys.

Alternator, waterpump, Power steering pump, and three idler bearings.

Once you have located the cause, you need a 15mm socket and bar, and you can release the belt tensioner to remove the belt.

Anything in the front of a VY or earlier is easy to fix.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok thanku i will try in the morning. ok i also have a 98 vt 195i v8 it makes a knocking noise now after a oil change when cold. i only just got it and ran good untill the oil change.
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Last of the Holden V8. Roller cam engine.

What did old oil look like at the change?

What oil have you put in there now?

How loud is this knock in the engine?

How long does it last after cold start?


Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

Do you need any further help with your cars?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards