Whinning-Grind Noise at Cold Idle-Sounds like Belt or Pulley
For a long time now my car has had a noise when idle at cold engine temps and a little bit when warm.
The sound/noise is less when the engine is warm, but it is still there.
The sound/noise sounds to me like a bearing on one of the pulleys grinding, or like a belt slipping.
I took my car to my dealer last year and the service manager rode in the car while I drove.
Then when we returned to the dealership he heard the noise from belt(s)/pulley,
but said he could not determine where it was coming from.
He said I shouldn't worry about it unless it gets louder.
Well it's another season with the car now out of storage, and the sound/noise is still there.
It doesn't seem to be any worse than before, but you can definitely hear it.
It is kind of embarrassing when I am showing off my car to others because everybody hears it as the car idles.
At idle the engine should run quietly, but mine has always had this bearing grind or pulley squeal/grind noise.
I will more than likely replace the stock exhaust soon and that should give me something else to listen to besides the engine winning/grinding noise.
I would rather fix the noise, and change my exhaust for other reasons.
Anybody else having this problem?
Anybody have any suggestions about what it is or what I should do?
2LT, RS, with Auto6, Aqua Blue Metalic, Factory Installed White Rally Stripes, Sun Roof, & 20x8/20x9 Polished Alum. Wheels