Originally Posted by mjr46
why not try a new belt first, I've had tons of belts be the cause of squeaks...even new ones right out of the box..hit the belt with some pb blaster = a small squirt while it rotates, if it stops = belt squeak
Believe me I always start with the simple stuff
I bought a new belt first because the old one did look bad so it needed done anyhow. That did not fix the squeek so I decided to replace the tensioner pulley. Well that didn't fix it either.
I'm certain it has to be a pulley because it sounds like the front of the engine. All pulleys spin freely so the only thing I know to do is start replacing them until I find the problem.
The alternator pulley could be the cause but I can't replace just it and its not hard to just replace the whole unit so I might as well do it.