charles187211 Posted June 19, 2008 Report Share Posted June 19, 2008 I have a 1983 Fleetwood brougham. I changed my valve cover gaskets. I got everything back together and fired her up there was a loud knocking noise like a woodpecker. I narrowed it done to the vacuum pump by taking the belt off, but could not figure out why it started making this noise. To be clear this is the pulley-driven vacuum pump near the front of the engine on the drivers side. I pulled it off and took it apart and couldn't see anything out of order. Shaft bearing seemed OK, cam lobe housing was filled with oil, diaphragm button felt good. Bought another pump and pulley at the junkyard, tried it, same noise. When you pull off the outlet hose of the pump the noise softens a little until the hose is reattached. I would appreciate any help. thank you Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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