Thanks for the info.
It is possible when your PS seized it put a lot of stress on your belt tensioner. Once it warms up the spring gets more warm and is better. That is one possibility.
The other thing is the stress on the other pulleys especially the idler pulley. I just had one in here the idler pulley totally disintegrated.
My suggestion. Remove the belt and spin each pulley. They should spin quietly and freely. No binding or rubbing sound. I would also replace the belt tensioner. One, because of the PS and since you have about 134k on the vehicle.
If the other main pulleys make noise, say the alternator doesn't sound good, these are sealed bearings and will eventually go.
Check them all out first and replace the tensioner and see what you have then.
Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 AT 5:39 PM