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Old 10-17-2010, 08:05 PM
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I just bought a 96 2wd ram 1500. 97k miles. 318 runs good. It does however squik i guess at idle. Just kind of noisy at idle under the hood. It also has a psst (like an air comprssor going off) when the truck is turned off. The noise sounds also like a noisy belt but a new serpentine has been put on recently. It is uneffected by turning the a/c on and off.

This is my first Dodge so I'm new to any dodge qwerks.

Does the pully tensioner need replacing?

I'm looking for a place to start.

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Old 10-19-2010, 12:57 AM
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My first guess would be a faulty IAC...but that should generate a check engine light if that were the case.

If there's a hissing sound, it may be a leak in one of the vacuum lines.
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No codes have been generated. Also noise only appears after truck has warmed up. I replaced belt and checked tensioner (looked ok) Also spun all pullys that can spin and all felt pretty good. I'm starting to lean tword fan clutch and or water pump. THe pump shaft had I guess 1/8" or less play in it but I guess could be going bad. any thoughts?
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Take the belt off . Start it up and see if the noise is gone . That will help you detemine if it's fan belt related noise .
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if it is fan belt related it may be A/C compressor bearings going
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OK ive replaced the water pump and fan clutch and i thought noise went away. It has come back but louder. It is definitely something belt driven but I cant seem to isolate. it is driving me crazy. all belt driven accesories work fine (ps pump-ac-alt) I'm leaning tword the ac bearings? the noise is still there wether ac is on or off.

Noise only starts once engine has warmed up

goes away above 1500 rpm

lastly it kind of sounds like an air pump turning off -when engine is turned off (like a pffst sound?)

I really dont want to start replacing everything need help

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Well I went ahead and replaced the tensioner and pully. Knock on wood that fixed the squik. I still never really isolated the noise during my search.
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so is it still making the squeaking noise?
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Well It did squik once or twice after I installed the tensioner (not nearly as loud just briefly) 3 weeks later no squiks!
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Im glad to hear your not having any more squeaks. The tensioner is usually the first to cause issues. I was going to point out a cheap way to isolate noise locations is to use a form of stethoscope, staying off any moving parts and away from them as well, but you can get close enough within a few inches of a pulley safely and should be able to hear it if its squeaking.
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