There's a squeeking and grouling noise coming in the front part of the engine. on 2000 Dodge Ram 1500

When idling or running down the road it makes the squeeking noise like a worn out belt tensioner. After starting and while driving the groul is constant sometimes going away and other times not. I'm not positive what it could be. Any idea's?

by in Mustang, OK on April 06, 2013
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1 answer 5 comments
ANSWER by , April 06, 2013
Remove drive belt start engine see if noise gone! IF so, turn off eng., spin driven componets to see, hear what the problem is! Or visit a mechanic and have this done.
COMMENT by , April 06, 2013
Thank you, that's an exellent tip!
COMMENT by , April 06, 2013
We try!
COMMENT by , April 13, 2013
Ok, I did what was suggested and found the engine didn't make the growling noise while running, with the belt off and all pulley's were good to go with the exception of the pulley on the water pump. You can wiggle it back and forth as if it's loose. I'm not having any overheating issues water is a steady 150-180 degrees. Is the pulley just loose or am I going to have to replace the entire water pump?
COMMENT by , April 13, 2013
Replace or have the pump replaced soon as you can to avoid any more damage!!
COMMENT by , April 13, 2013
Thanks again, I'll take care of it.