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Growling sound front right engine compartment 2002 cavalier

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Growling sound front right engine compartment 2002 cavalier
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Ron replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Ron replied 9 months ago.


If you look at the drive belt while the engine is running dose the tensioner appear to be jumping on you?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It doesn't appear to be it's more prevalent upon acceleration or turning slightly but it does not sound at all like a bearing more like a vibrating growl
Expert:  Ron replied 9 months ago.

It could be a power steering pump making noise but I would start with removing the drive belt and start the engine for a quick moment and see if the noise clears. If dose, take your hand and spin each pulley looking for any signs of roughness.