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Engine Squeek 1998 Dodge Ram 5.2L engine with 122K miles. Engine started squeeking after I replaced the serpentine belt(cracked and dry rotten). thought it was the new belt, removed and ran the engine for 20 seconds, still squeeks. Help!

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  • tpeterson20 May 11, 2010

    is it a faint squeak or is it loud? can you pinpoint any location?

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Not the water pump if the belt is removed. Maybe the alternator pulley. Some of the bearings go bad in the stock pulleys. I replaced my idler pulley for 25.00 bucks.

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It may be the water pump that is making the noise if the noise is constant.

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