Ticking/grinding noise coming from the area around drive belt

Tiny
DODGEGURL99
  • 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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Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 AT 12:55 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Sounds like the belt tensioner has failed

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 AT 3:37 PM

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