Couldn't figure it out. Thought it was my carrier bearing but it started sounding off when parked and idling. Invested $1.99 in a HF stethoscope and couldn't find NUTHIN. Well, maybe its the Tranny. Still didn't make sense (kinda like my gas gauge)
The other night I went for a ride with my wife and the rumble got REAL LOUD - REAL FAST. Next was a bang and the sound of a 'part' clanging on the road - then steam and the smell of coolant. Freak'n Great!
One of the blades on my 51 year old fan decided to detach and stab my aluminum radiator - a day ender for sure. Got to ride in a roll back with 2 dudes I wouldn't normally hang out with.
Here's what it looked like
While I was pulling the Rad and fan I noticed that the 2 belt pulley had some wobble to it. Could my water pump have caused this? there is no leaking. If I hand spin the fan flange it is kinda noisy / dry bearing sound and it has some play side-to-side play in it. Could THAT be my rumble?
If I'm in this deep in it and I have to replace the water pump then I will ( like I need another problem on the OTHER end of the car - see posts about my haunted gas tank). Don't need a new project this weekend
Just thought I'd share this with the collective - Happy 4th to all the 'Mericans here
Such a FUN hobby, huh?