Belt Noise Due to Pulley Misalignment or Belt Tensioner on Chrysler Town & Country

Misalignment of the accessory pulleys or a faulty drive belt tensioner may cause a chirping or squeaking sound while the engine is running. In If the replacing the belt tensioner does not correct the noise, the alternator pulley may require replacement.

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Average mileage: 131,522 (50,000–220,000)
Engine affected: 3.3L V6
8 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2006, 2007, 2010
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problem details
2003 Chrysler Town & Country 121,000 mi,
Just had idler pulley, tensioner, water pump, and serpentine belt replaced. Now hear a chirping noise when A/C is on.
2004 Chrysler Town & Country 136,500 mi,
Noise made by fan belt, when idleing, not a pleasant sound new belt did not help, need ideas to correct offensive sound!
Noise from the Alternator/Serpentine Belt area when idle. Louder with A/C.
A loud squealing noise from the area of the serpentine belt.
2002 Chrysler Town & Country 122,220 mi,
tensioner failed after replacing new belt and tensioner have a low idle chirp. help
2003 Chrysler Town & Country 140,000 mi,
The serpentine belt has been replaced twice which caused dead battery, water pump and power steering motor replaced. I think the problem is pulley misalignment or the belt tensioner
Squealing and belt failure multiple times, unknown origin. Have had into the shop at least 10 times
2010 Chrysler Town & Country - 3.3L V6 178,205 mi,
when car is switched on you can hear a noise on side where alternator is like a speaking noise
2000 Chrysler Town & Country 100,000 mi,
Made those terrible noise that sounded like a huge cricket. Crayon on the serpentine belt was a temp fix. Ultimately we replaced belt and pulley it's been fine ever since.
2001 Chrysler Town & Country 125,000 mi,
Replaced pulley.
during cold startup or turing at slow speed. Nver fixed it.
I replaced idle pulley old one ocassionally squeaked put new one on got worse belt still good old hardly made any noise but weather was right so i replaced it