2002 Chrysler Town and Country

2002 Chrysler Town and Country, 3.8L, 64K miles.

Was cleaning the grease off the engine w/ greased lighting, accidentally sprayed some down by the belt. Immediately started hearing a high pitched noise, sorta like a " whirrrring". Wife not happy. Took it to the dealer, they said that the belt tensioner, idler pulley, and water pump should be replaced, but most likely it was the belt tensioner that was actually making the obvious noise. All of that sounds a bit excessive for just having gotten a little degreaser on the belt/pulleys.

Just hoping to get a second opinion and possible alternatives before I slap down $500 on this. Thank you!
August 10, 2007.

Have seen quite a few belt tensioners go bad on those. Try replacing the belt yourself, might have contaminated it with grease or it didnt like the cleaner you used.

Aug 10, 2007.