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Old 04-05-2013, 08:19 AM   #17721
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No sorry, It wasn't just the pulley it was the whole tensioner assembly and idler pulley. It only chirps on cold starts. Then once it warms up a bit the chirping goes away. So, I'm not sure. There's only a few things it can be on the pulley system.
Maybe power steering. That may take a second to warm up the fluid. Once it's warm, the tension is reduced. That's my theory. Another is that Jupiter and Saturn have aligned with the moon and it's pulling your belt off.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #17722
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I took her to the car wash, yeah!!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:10 AM   #17723
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Washed her the other day. Finally I get to wash her and it doesn't n rain the next day! Also added a new window sticker, thanks to Ray @ illestwerks!
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:03 PM   #17724
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I took her to the car wash, yeah!!!
Is it swirl city?
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:11 PM   #17725
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:53 PM   #17726
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:18 PM   #17727
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Dumb question, but how's the belt look?
The belts don't look worn at all so I don't think they're the culprit.

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Maybe power steering. That may take a second to warm up the fluid. Once it's warm, the tension is reduced. That's my theory. Another is that Jupiter and Saturn have aligned with the moon and it's pulling your belt off.
The P/S pump is new and the whole system has been flushed and is running with new fluid. I'm leaning towards the pulley on the alternator. It seems to be loudest in that area and it's the only thing left in that spot.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:21 PM   #17728
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:46 PM   #17729
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:47 PM   #17730
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:19 PM   #17731
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:51 PM   #17732
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:20 PM   #17733
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:35 PM   #17734
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No, but I did photoshop out the wire hangar sticking out of my left front wheel well.
you just recently got those wheels right? looks similar to the old pic you had for your sig before minus the alien flames
These wheels were on the car when i bought it. I got sick of the alien flames / big sig lol

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No sorry, It wasn't just the pulley it was the whole tensioner assembly and idler pulley. It only chirps on cold starts. Then once it warms up a bit the chirping goes away. So, I'm not sure. There's only a few things it can be on the pulley system.
Did you check the SAP? That is a moving part that only runs for a few minutes at start also.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:44 PM   #17735
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AFE cold air intake came in! installed it sounds super good!!!!
thanks for the great buy SUHLeen!
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:22 PM   #17736
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65 degree weather was calling me to give the ride a nice wash
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:59 PM   #17737
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:50 PM   #17738
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Washed her the other day. Finally I get to wash her and it doesn't n rain the next day! Also added a new window sticker, thanks to Ray @ illestwerks!
Thats sweet. I may want a similar one, ill have to talk to him.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:54 PM   #17739
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:28 AM   #17740
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