Pulley replace...noise gone.

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Eric G., Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Eric G.

    Eric G. Guest

    Well, it took me long enough to get an appointment at my dealer WITH a
    loaner car, but it finally happened today. As this group helped me
    diagnose, the idler pulley was the culprit of my whining noise. It's a
    good thing I told them ahead of time to order the part, or I would have had
    to make two appointments.

    I also had my 30,000 mile service done, albeit at about 38,000 miles. The
    30,000 mile service at this dealer normally costs ~$600 because they run
    the severe duty maintenance schedule for "all cars here in NJ". Obviously
    a scam. So I listed each thing I wanted done and that was all they charged
    me for. Cost me ~$200 with tax. I am going to flush the coolant myself
    and the tranny fluid doesn't really need changing until about 60K according
    to my manual. I don't do ANY of the sever duty driving, so I am following
    the "normal" maintenance schedule.

    Thanks again to the group for the help on the pulley. Now I have to
    schedule my wife's Entourage for exactly the same pulley (on her 3.8L V6).

    Eric G., Jul 29, 2008
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