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#1 Posted : Thursday, 6 September 2012 5:51:03 PM(UTC)
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our captiva started making a rattle when in park, within two weeks it got worse while driving and under air con load.
Took to holden dealer, they advised needed new tensioner and idler, replaced that still made noise, then needed a new drive belt, then a new a/c compressor. After all said and done with all new parts and trial and error the noise was still there.
They have had all mechanics look at it and the service manager who is a mechanic as well as a guy who builds engines and they just can't determine why its still making the noise. it all leads to what they have done/fixed but noise is still there.
They also are now getting the noise when hard steer to right and to left.
They have put a file forward to Holden to see if any dealer or Holden has had any similar problems/issues to help find a solution.
Can anyone help with any other ideas?
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#2 Posted : Friday, 7 September 2012 3:45:13 AM(UTC)
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We had a Mazda Tribute at one stage. Started doing the same sort of thing. Had a bent engine mount bracket. The missus must have hit something like a gutter or such. (It never went off road, not that you'd want to). They replaced it and all good.

Colin.
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, 16 October 2013 2:07:47 AM(UTC)
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Did you end up finding a resolution to your problem with your captiva?? We are currently experiencing similar issues and our mechanic is stumped.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, 17 October 2013 7:18:15 AM(UTC)
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This happened to my father Inlaws Captiva (diesel) and ended up Being the power steering pump . Really sounded like the motor but take the belt off and have a listen ..
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#5 Posted : Thursday, 17 October 2013 6:24:55 PM(UTC)
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Great, thanks for that!

Have replaced the drive belt, tensioner and idler already and still has a 'rattle' when idling in park/drive.

Hoping this may be the problem - will get the belt off and have a listen.
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#6 Posted : Friday, 18 October 2013 8:12:14 PM(UTC)
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Fault finding is a dying art, if the laptop does not tell them whats wrong or it falls off then its replace stuff until it goes away.

Pathetic really! and yet so simple. take the belt off and run the engine, if the noise is still there then engine is the source of the problem. Belt on and stethoscope AC/generator/power steering/idler. Have you ever seen an old mechanic with a screwdriver listening to an engine to check for a problem. Cam noise frequency is 1/2 the crank frequency, the rest is pulley ratio.

Makes you wonder what they teach them during their apprenticeship.

My old bush mechanic mate solved a problem in seconds the Holden mechanics could not get in (6) six consecutive visits and I could not drive the car home from the dealer without it playing up. They knew it was still playing up and hoped it would just go away.
"warping inlet manifold", Coop found with a squirter can of engine oil. he knew before I got there what it was just had to workout where the leak was. Fixed it and took it straight to the dealer, drove straight into the service bay and waited for the mechanic and service manager, eventually they appeared and I ripped it up them, clowns! SIX visits and I could not make it home (3k's) and returned,
eventually they released my car last and packed up and fled before I could return!

Cheers
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#7 Posted : Friday, 17 January 2014 2:53:48 AM(UTC)
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hi captivahelp,

I am very curious as to if you were able to find this issue and what it was?
My wife's Captiva recently started a small squeal on start up and that's it, nothing major, thought I'd knock it on the head before it developed into something worse, my mechanic said it was the belt tensioner so it has been replaced and a new belt fitted too... now on the way home from the mechanic I have developed the issues you describe, the rattle but also have a squeal to go with it occasionally, but as you mention it is really bad under load or air con load... being under air con load my mechanic believes it may be the compressor for the air con not liking the tension from the new belt tensioner and new belt, he wants me to wait a week and see if it settles in (with the new belt slowly stretching) but I just know this isn't going to happen...
Please I hope you can reply, this has really given me the s***s!!! Your car is meant to came back better from the mechanics, not worse...

Thanks...
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#8 Posted : Friday, 17 January 2014 10:12:37 PM(UTC)
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Not sure if this helps but the problem with ours was the alternator pulley bearing - it has a one way bearing inside it and that had seized...

Good luck!
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#9 Posted : Thursday, 30 January 2014 7:39:59 PM(UTC)
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Thanks cheeseykisses, i'm back to the mechanic next week....more $$$.... :-/ i'll inform them of the issue you had and see if they can look at that as a possible cause...
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#10 Posted : Monday, 26 January 2015 5:30:06 AM(UTC)
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Hi Griffo and Captivahelp I was wondering if you guys managed to get to the bottom of the issue yous had, only because I'm going through the exact same thing.
Had belt changed and also tensioner now mechanic is stumped and thinks it's the AC compressor.
I'm not sure if he's right but after spending lots of $$$ I'm over it.

Thanks for your help

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#11 Posted : Wednesday, 28 January 2015 2:46:43 AM(UTC)
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Remember the AC compressor has a clutch in it. Is the noise different when the compressor is running?

Might be the clutch/bearing on the compressor, rather than internal.
Just my 5 cents worth.

Attn camry drivers. The accelerator is the skinny pedal on the right.
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#12 Posted : Thursday, 29 January 2015 3:20:36 AM(UTC)
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Hi again, I eventually found a mechanic that had worked on 3 Captiva's all with the same issue as mine had, it was an issue with the crank shaft, wasn't going to be cheap to fix so we traded ours in.. The mechanic I used fixed two of the others that had issues, one he has had back many times to be serviced and its been fine since, the other one died after only another 4000 klm's after repair.. Through a Holden dealer the repair quoted was around 8k, yep, that's not a typo, $8000.. The mechanic I found was around 3k, I never had mine repaired as it also had an injector issue which was getting into the couple of thousands again to fix.. It was a shame as we though it was a fantastic car, great power for the 2 litre turbo, drove beautifully and comfortable...but when things started to go wrong, they went wrong in a big way!

Good luck with yours, I hope yours has a much simpler, cheaper fix!!
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#13 Posted : Thursday, 29 January 2015 3:24:27 AM(UTC)
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And when I say something was wrong with the crank shaft, I cant remember exactly what the mechanic told me, from memory it was to do with the crank shaft seal... I'm no mechanic so hopefully that makes more sense to you than it does to me.. The crank shaft may have even been moving out of place (back and forth slightly?), I cant remember if the mechanic said that as well or if its just in my head for some reason!...
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#14 Posted : Saturday, 21 November 2015 5:24:01 PM(UTC)
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Hi There,

Mine is a Holden Captiva Sx 2009 Diesel.

I just recently started with this problem, and had drive belt replaced.

Now, mechanic asked me to bring in on Monday, but I'm worried...

You can check the video I attached along with it. It's the chirping noise and then the vibrating engine noise. Mechanic said it is the tensioner. He is so effing confident that I'm worried now.

Anybody have come across this problem previously and what was the fix.

To be honest I'm worried about money, however, more importantly it's the time and stress with this issue that is worrying me more.

Please watch the video here:
https://youtu.be/BBXw_AuGvoE
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#15 Posted : Friday, 21 October 2016 9:08:17 PM(UTC)
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Hi Zaheer my captiva is experiencing the same issue and sound from your YouTube clip. Any update on resolution as my mechanic has suggested to just start replacing stuff until it is gone. Not a very cost effective idea. We have tried belt tensioner and new belt. It is worse with load on the motor but disappears once the car is above 1000rpm. Any help would be appreciated

Cheers
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#16 Posted : Sunday, 31 January 2021 1:28:07 PM(UTC)
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Hi - my Captiva 07 diesel is making the same noises as on Zaheer's video.
Has anyone discovered the reason for this yet ?

Thanks

denhil

Many thanks to Zaheer who did reply to me.

" Yeah, it was the alternator pulley. Just get the pulley replaced and it should do. Trial and error though because your condition could be a little different to mine."

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