Ticking under hood

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BRANDY HOCHSCHILD
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  • 2008 DODGE CALIBER
  • 90,000 MILES
I have a ticking noise under the hood by the serpentine belt. What could it be?
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Saturday, August 6th, 2016 AT 4:16 PM

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JOHNNY G.JR
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Frayed belt, Bearing in idler pulley worn out, tension pulley bearing bad
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Saturday, August 6th, 2016 AT 10:37 PM
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Where exactly is this ticking coming from and when do you hear it?
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Sunday, August 7th, 2016 AT 4:51 PM
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KEN
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Hi BRANDY,

I would first remove the serpentine belt and start the engine to determine if it is an engine noise or a problem with an accessory such as a alternator and belt tensioner. If the engine is quite spin each accessory it see if one of them ticks.

Next, look for rust colored dust on any of the brackets which would indicate breakage which can make the ticking you are describing.

Please let me know what you find

Best, Ken
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Monday, August 8th, 2016 AT 6:22 PM

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