Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:23 pm Post subject: 2004 impala ss. Possibly alternator problems.
So I have this small clicking noise problem. When the car is cold I hear a small clicking noise coming from the alternator. Whn the car heats up the clicking noise goes away. Well I have a video posted of the problem. Anybody else have the same problem?
I dont think thats your alternator. I believe its coming from the coupler in the supercharger. Gonna have to take a pry bar or something and put it on the alternator and supercharger snout to identify where the noise is coming from.
I haven't changed the belt yet. I'll probably wait until I get my income tax return and do a complete maintenance tune up. New belts, filters, change all the oils and fluids. Maybe a new alternator just depends if the belts will take away the noise.
I see the picture, but PBSS's timestamp says 5:11 and my computer says it's 5:05. (edit, Daylight saving time screwing that up maybe?)
The clicking is probably a belt. I have to change my belt because I also have clicking, but my 3.8 is NA, not supercharged - so it could be either the accessory belt OR the supercharger belt. My clicking also goes away once the car is warmed up for a few minutes. So my vote is on one of the belts. Maybe take a look at the grooved side of the belt. More than 3 cracks per linear inch of belt supposedly indicates it's time to replace.
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