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I had to do some work yesterday on my car and remove my ac belt until i replace the pulley. Today after driving to work i turned my car in during my break and noticed a noise from the engine. The main drive pulley now has a bit of a wobble I'm not sure was there before. If i overtightened the drive belt can that cause this? If so should loosening the belt help? Thanks
 

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A 'litttle' wobble is ok on the crank pulley (harmonic balancer). It's been said that 1/16" wobble is within acceptable limits.

If it's like, WOBBLING, may be time for a new crank pulley.
 

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Its not a serious wobble, not sure about the exact range of it, not good at judging sizes by eye lol not sure how much 1/16 is by comoarison but its definately less than half an inch. I took a video ill upload when i get home tonight. Should it be fine for a few days like that, and should i worry about the belt tension? Is tight on there and everything is working fine.thanks
 

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Belt should be tight yes... no more than 1/2" deflection along the longest length of the belt.

But yes - post up a link to the vid (or the URL - I don't think you can post the vid directly until you have some more posts).
 

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Uploaded it from my phone :D
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Ya cant post urls, should be able to Copy and paste that after the YouTube url
 

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Lol phew thanks, i was getting worried, it may have been there the whole time, ive only had the car since march and probably never noticed. Lol
 

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Now about that noise you heard when you started it at work today...

Squeak? Squeal? Groan? Ticking/tapping?
 

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I could have sworn it was a tapping, not really a tick. Seemed like it was coMing from that area.

Update:
I listened again after I drove home and whatever sound made me look under the hood seems to be gone, hopefully it doesnt come back!
 
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