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Q: Tensioner vs pulley replacing on 2001 Dodge Ram 1500

My tensioner has started making noise and I just noticed at that I could by the pulley or the whole assy. Any thoughts on replacing just the pulley or should I do the tensioner too? Do I have to take very much off to do the tensioner.... That would have a lot to do with my decision LOL
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Are you sure the tensioner is the problem? How is the condition of the belt and the pulleys? Look at this earlier question, it is for a different car, but the basics still apply to your vehicle.
Nice diagnosis, sounds like you got it. I'm not sure the pulley listed on AutoZone is for the tensioner or if it is the idler pulley though.
Yes I check the belt, I replaced it about 2 months ago, as it was really squealing. Then the noise started again, but this a.m. it turned into a whirring noise (bearing probably). So I sprayed some silicone onto the bearing from the rear and the noise stopped.
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