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SQUEAKING NOISE COMING FROM THE BELT SIDE OF THE ENGINE DOES NOT FOLLOW ENGINE SPEED. COULD IT STILL BE A TENSIONER OR BELT?

2002 Oldsmobile Alero • 145,000 miles

The noise started yesterday while driving and is consistent; it doesn't get any louder/slower with RPM's, heater, A/C or any other accessories on or off. I bought the car a month ago and had it inspected by a mechanic who said the only repairs needed on the car were front wheel bearings and tie rods - the bearings are humming, not squeaking - he said nothing about needed to replace belts. The intake, thermostat, head gaskets and control arm bushings had been replaced before I bought it. I'm thinking tensioner or bearings? How do I diagnose?
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Zoe650
December 8, 2011.




Get a stethescope from harbor freight $5 and/or use sweeper tube or any long tube to ear to try and isolate sound location.

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Fixitmr
Dec 8, 2011.


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