Mechanics

TICKING/GRINDING NOISE COMING FROM THE AREA AROUND DRIVE BELT

1999 Dodge Truck • 300,000 miles

I got a 99 dodge ram 1500 4x4 and I am scared to even start it after it started to sounds like a old diesel with a bad ticking noise on top of it! It seems to come from or around the pulley s There were some small alluminum grindings kinda under the idle pulley and the idle pulley seems to wobble wildly when truck is running, what do I do? And how far can I drive with it?
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Dodgegurl99
December 3, 2011.



Sounds like the belt tensioner has failed

Rasmataz
Dec 3, 2011.