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How many miles?

 

Spray the acc drive belt with some water and see if the noise goes away. if it does it can be the alt/ps/idler on that belt.

 

When was the last time the timing belt was done and what was changed with it?

 

nipper

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150k on the car.

not sure on the timing belt. but going to change it this weekend.

sounds a bit different on the left side head than the right in terms of clicking.

Going to adjust the valves this weekend also.

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If its unknown, then your going to do the entire timing beltthing:

 

water pump

cam seals

main seal

idler

tensioner

re-seal the oil pump.

 

Its quite possible what your hearing may be a tensioner/idler giving up the ghost. Dont drive the car till you get to inspect those parts. If they let go then can do lots of engine damage.

 

 

nipper

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Track the noise down a bit, front of engine, back, trans, sides? Should be able to narrow it down for sure.

 

Any difference in gear or out of gear?

 

Ebay has timing belt kits for only $80. Includes the belt and all new pulleys and tensioner. By this time I would guess most, if not all, of your pulleys need replaced anyway.

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Now i am hearing a very faint higher pitched screal.

not driving the car till i figure it out.

I can only hear it when i'm driving/ sitting in the the car. when i listen in the engine bay i can't hear it.

Can hear in gear and out of gear, speeds up as rpms climb.

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