Is this a water pump problem? on 2000 Chevrolet Venture

My minivan started a rattling noise under the hood on Feb. 13.I haven't driven it but twice since and it is still making the noise. I also smelled something like rubber burning at first, but not the second two times that I drove it. I don't see any leaks under my van.

by in Upper Marlboro, MD on February 22, 2011
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3 answers
ANSWER by , February 22, 2011
Check with belt(s) off for any pulley alignment problems and seizing. Tensioner sounds like culprit.
ANSWER by , February 22, 2011
sounds like your belt is out of alignment due to a pulley failing , look under the hood with the engine running the belt should be straight .
ANSWER by , February 22, 2011
also, the belt tensioner is a common failure with these engines. have it checked out soon before it lets you down. Roy