2001 Dodge Dakota Dry Sound from passenger side of engine

Tiny
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2001 Dodge Dakota V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

As you will see I am having several issuse with my truck right now. This involves what sounds like a dry bearing. The reason I say that is becuase I work on vacuum cleaners and recognize the sound. It seems to be comming from the passenger side of the engine comparment. It is heard clearly when the truck is started and then turned off. I took off the belt and spun individual components by hand but did not feel any to be stiff or wobbly or anything. What can I do as I can not afford the shop?
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 4:08 PM

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Tiny
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Do you hear the sound when the truck is either moving or stopped?
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 4:30 PM
Tiny
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I hear the sound when I am stopped. I do not know if the noise is still there becuase I have magnaflow exhaust. But if I get out and pop my head in there I can hear it. Haha
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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 AT 11:32 AM
Tiny
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The exhaust is going to make it a little more difficult to find. However, I was thinking wheel bearing, but if you hear it when you stop, that can't be it.

Try this, with the engine running, open the hood and see if you can hear it. If you do pour a little water on the serp belt to see if the sound stops. If it does, the belt is the problem. If not, shut the engine, remove the serp belt and spin all accessory pulleys to see if you hear the noise (water pump in particular).

Let me know what you find. Also, if you pour the water on the belt while it is running, protect your eyes and wear old clothes because it will most likely shoot back out at you.

Joe
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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 AT 1:18 PM
Tiny
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I started taking you advice backwards by accident. But anyway, I took the belt off and was spinning everything. The first problem I had was trying to spin the water pump and lower wheels because of the fan and tank for the windshield washer/coolant fluids. Any suggestions there (I have what you would call somewhat large stubby arms)? Also the alternator did not spin rough but it did not feel completely free. With the others I could reach after my hand left the wheel it would keep spinning and slow to a stop. The alternator stopped almost instantly. Any concern there?

And when I put water on the serp. Belt should I aim for the flat or ribbed side of the belt? Or both?
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Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 AT 4:22 PM
Tiny
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The alt should spin freely. As far as the ones you can't access, are you able to get to them through the inner fender well?
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Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 AT 10:58 PM

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