Squeaking noise coming from the belt side of the engine does not follow engine speed

Tiny
ZOE650
  • 2002 OLDSMOBILE ALERO
  • 145,000 MILES

Could it still be a tensioner or belt? 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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Thursday, December 8th, 2011 AT 8:57 PM

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Tiny
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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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Thursday, December 8th, 2011 AT 9:08 PM

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