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Freelander sounds like a jack hammer ? Crank shaft pulley

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Tessiebear, Jun 9, 2018.

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  1. Tessiebear

    Tessiebear New Member

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    Hi all, I am a newbie here on the forum, however I have viewed lots of threads before and all have been bang on the money for what's wrong with my little money pit!!!
    So here is today's question. I parked up fine got back in vehicle sounds like a jack hammer when idle or decelerating below 30mph. From what I've found on here sounds like it might be crankshaft pulley? I had a new power stearing belt around 200 miles ago and garage stated on receipt they checked pulleys ( I have no reason to doubt them they'e been great in the past).
    The garage is shut til Monday and this couldn't of come at a more inconvenient time as we only have one vehicle this week .....soooo...can I drive it and put up with the embaressment of everyone staring at me, or should it be looked at straight away, I worry about doing more damage.
     
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    If you are sure it’s the pulley, do not drive, it will only cause more damage
     
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    There are a variety of other things that can make a nasty clattery noise in time with the engine speed. For example a couple of bolts fell out of my power steering pulley a few months ago and although the pulley is located by a boss and at least one other bolt, it was noisy. Equally, we had a pulley breaking up on an alternator once and it was very noisy for a while. Nasty plastic pulley - we got the metal one off the discarded alternator and fortunately it fitted, so that was easily sorted. With this kind of problem, try the cheap things first before the expensive things.
     
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    Colthebrummie Well-Known Member

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    The wife's Rover 75 made that noise, it has the bmw 2.0 TDI engine. It turned out to be the crank Pulley but we drove it for a few weeks before getting it fixed. No harm done.

    Col
     
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