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    Default NEW OWNER 2004 srt 10...noise developed

    Hello All..
    Last Month I purchased a 2004 Gen 3 Viper conv. 3000 orig miles...
    I recently notice a noise coming from the approx area of the drivers side valve cover area, could be under neath heads or header area as well.
    The noise sounds like what might be a slipping fan belt squeal but there is no fan belt in that area..the squeal continues for about 5 minutes and dissipates by 8 9 or 10 minutes completely...
    Before I bring it in for service...any suggestions for what might be making this noise..
    Thanks
    in advance
    Michael

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    Default Re: NEW OWNER 2004 srt 10...noise developed

    Do you have a K&N oil filter?
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    Default Re: NEW OWNER 2004 srt 10...noise developed

    Could be a leaky intake gasket.

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    Thanks for replies..

    Very stock original , doubt whether it has K and N but will check.
    The sound is mechanical..really almost like a slipping belt..but the belt pulley system is up front and appears perfect tension.


    I need to borrow a stethescope to locate..
    ?????????

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    Default Re: NEW OWNER 2004 srt 10...noise developed

    Quote Originally Posted by MSDESIGNLTD View Post
    I need to borrow a stethescope to locate..
    ?????????
    A semi-short length of hose is a good alternative.

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    Default Re: NEW OWNER 2004 srt 10...noise developed

    Leaky exhaust gasket possibly, since it goes away, presumably after its warmed up enough.

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    Default Re: NEW OWNER 2004 srt 10...noise developed

    Quote Originally Posted by TalonTSi90 View Post
    Leaky exhaust gasket possibly, since it goes away, presumably after its warmed up enough.
    Cracked exhaust header on Gen 3 is a common failure mode; but, I didn't think that it would make the kind of noise that OOP describes, and his mileage is so low. I have never heard one, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZTVR View Post
    Cracked exhaust header on Gen 3 is a common failure mode; but, I didn't think that it would make the kind of noise that OOP describes, and his mileage is so low. I have never heard one, though.
    Its possible its so small that it makes a whistling noise, a stretch i know, but still, possibility.

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    Default Re: NEW OWNER 2004 srt 10...noise developed

    Thanks All..
    I have a mechanic with a steth looking at it Sat morn..Will post Monday answer...

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    Default Re: NEW OWNER 2004 srt 10...noise developed

    Quote Originally Posted by MSDESIGNLTD View Post
    Thanks All..
    I have a mechanic with a steth looking at it Sat morn..Will post Monday answer...
    Just in case he does find that the noise comes from around the header, tell him about the contents of the following thread if he is not familiar with the Viper. I think that the crack is typically on the back side of the header. Obviously, he should also consider the gasket.
    http://forums.viperclub.org/threads/627900-Exhaust-Leak-Found-Crack-in-Exhaust-Manifold-Header-(pics)



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    Default Re: NEW OWNER 2004 srt 10...noise developed

    Thanks for all input..
    It was the fan belt tensioner pulley..the bearing when cold squeals and after warm up disappears...
    My Dumb, that pulley is central and down..somehow the sound was deflecting towards the drivers side..put a lube on it...for now , will replace it soon..

    Thanks to all..

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    Default Re: NEW OWNER 2004 srt 10...noise developed

    "..... fan belt tensioner pulley..the bearing when cold squeals...."

    a common issue in many older cars.
    1997 GTS Red

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