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I'm getting a new noise (RPM relative) that's kind-of a cross between a buzz and a low freq whine......seems to be coming from engine front....possibly the poly-v or the alternator.

It can be heard at idle and with throttle it gets a tad louder and slightly higher pitched.

Sound familiar to anyone?.......or has experienced cost of either poly belt or alternator replacement?

TIA..........GreggT
 

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A slight whine like noise is normal, my 55 has it, my old 93 400e had it, and my wifes old 98 C280 all had a similar whine like noise. I don't know where the sound comes from, maybe the water pump but in all three of my cases it is no big deal.
If yours is a new sound that just popped up then maybe you do have water pump or alternator bearing problems, get it checked out and let us know what they tell you.
 

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OK........it's the alternator.
Prognosis is she's about to fail.
Part cost from dealer is over $700.....plus install.

Did I say that she went off warranty month before last? [:(]
 

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You probably can find a decent local MB mechanic that is less then the dealer, an alternator replacement is not all that tough to do.
A Bosch rebuilt alternator for our cars is about $300 off the net... so considering that a mechanic needs to make a living you should be able to get a rebuilt one installed parts and labor for about 5 to 6 hundred.
 
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