Same POS I replaced the power steering pump bracket on.
The kid has a job lined up in Gainesville and would be staying with his grandmother about 40 minutes away so I was trying to get the dang thing running decent. He said it didn't have much power on acceleration and asked me to look at it. I started it up to pull it around to the shop and heard this awful screeching racket. Looked for fan or pulley rubbing, nuthin. Pulled the serpentine belt and it still did it. The rubber in the harmonic balancer looked okay and didn't see any indication the balancer was wobbling and hitting something.
Pulled the water pump and timing cover off and the timing chain was all stretched out. Chain guide was chewed up from the chain hitting it and saw marks on the front of the block where it'd been rubbing. COOL, found it!
Just finished putting the new timing chain and guide on, got it all buttoned up and started it.... SAME noise. WTH... Spun bearing?
I've sort of ruled out the flywheel... It sounds like it's coming from the front and I drilled a small hole in the aluminum flywheel cover so I could keep the flywheel in place with a screwdriver while unbolting the harmonic balancer... and removed the starter, and didn't see or feel any indication that the flywheel might be broken.
So, can anyone tell me what this noise might be?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pca3dKzyWCU