I truely hate to revive an old thread however, I had a serious whine with a odd tapping sound coming from under the hood on the passenger side. I didn't notice a performance or fuel difficiency as a matter of fact the car drove fine with the exception of the annoyance. (Sounds similar to a bad belt and water pump combo)
So I pull into the stealership and had them check it out. Initially the mechanic said my belt wasn't the right size. Having known the previous and current owners OCD with upkeep and maintanance I knew that wasn't true so I asked if it was possible the belt had sheered from improper seating on the pully?
The mechanic takes it around back, roughly thirty minutes later the Service Manager comes around and informs me that my Harmonic Balancer was the source of the noise.
Looking at the previous post, I wonder why I am able to find a Harmonic Balancer if they are not equipted on the 95 models??
For documentation purposes this occured around 209,000 miles on the original engine.