Hi Scotty. I would like to thank you for your advice. Theres a lot less courtious people out there…

Whodatfan1984

Hi Scotty. I would like to thank you for your advice. Theres a lot less courtious people out there than should be. I have an 07 G6. The serpintine belt seems to be smoking. When im in the car i hear a clunking sound. The water pump is bad. Could that be the problem?

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Whodatfan1984
Whodatfan1984

Will do Scotty.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

do a high and low pressure reading, and fill the ac with refrigerant until pressures get normal (and pray the do get normal.) If not those things eat up compressors and often they leak refrig at the compressor too

Whodatfan1984
Whodatfan1984

Well Scotty, it is the mount bracket. It broke and leaned on the pulley and caused all the noise broblems. The pulley dug into the bracket. Luckily, the pulley sustained no damage. I just now need to find out why my A/C is not cool. Gonna check the pressure. If it is pressurized and my clutch is spinning; what should i do next? Mind you, it is a Pontiac G6. Compresser is down low. A very hard item to replace. Thank you for your advice. I would love to buy you a drink. LOL.

Whodatfan1984
Whodatfan1984

Also, by the motor mount; there is a metal guard (I assume thats what it is) and it looks like a half pike that skaters use. The pulley, I think its the harmonic balancer, is extremely close to touching it. I had to jack the engine up to get the belt off. Could the belt be eubbing on that guard? If so, gow could i fix it? Just remove it?

Whodatfan1984
Whodatfan1984

It is a pontiac G6. I see the clutch is spinning. A nd the noise goes away sometimes. About 90% of the time the noise is here. I feel indintions on the flat side of the belt. Thoughts?

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

first, remove the fan belts and run it, if the noise remains it may be a thrown rod. if it goes away, it probably needs a new compressor at a minimum. Those infinitis eat up compressors

Whodatfan1984
Whodatfan1984

Well, i changed the pump. The clunking is still there. Last year I changed the thermostat and the coolant did not drain properly and the car would overheat. Eventually it slowly draind and the temp stabalized. Still have the same issue. Also, my A/C is not working properly. How do I diagnose this issue? Not only does it clunk, it clicks like a thrown rod. But, it no longer smokes.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

yes, bad pump will burn the belt and clunk with worn bearings