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Keith    Posted 08-15-2017 at 20:22:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Squeaky
  • My 8N started squeaking really bad around the crank shaft. What is going on? I will not start and seems to be cranking slower?

    HCooke    Posted 08-16-2017 at 16:56:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Squeaky fan belt? If the pulley is wobbling you need to replace it.

    36coupe    Posted 08-17-2017 at 06:53:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Spray some Windex on the belt while the engine is idling.

    Charles Krammin    Posted 08-15-2017 at 21:12:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Sounds like you lost oil pressure to crankshaft and is its now setting up. Time to tear it down and inspect for damage like scored crankshaft. Did you lose oil pesure.
    Bougt one at auction and it had a broken oil pickup tube. Ground down crankshaft and used oversized bearings. Might need home of cylinder wall and pistons and rings.
    Charles Krammin

    keith    Posted 08-16-2017 at 09:00:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Man I hope that is not the case. I didn't notice if I lost oil pressure. The squeak seems to be coming from around the pulley like the pulley is rubbing on something. It has a slight wobble but from what I can see it is not making contact with anything. The squeak is not constant but consistent like the same spot as it is rotating. Wouldn't the crankshaft be more consistent.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 08-17-2017 at 06:42:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Can you confirm that it's not coming from your water pump? Grab the fan blades and try to wiggle them to see if you have any movement from your water pump. If you do, it's the bearings in it and you'll need to replace it. Don't procrastinate because if it locks up, it can send fan blades through your radiator which will just increase the repair cost and hassle.

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