Wow is it cold and the worst is to come . minus 10 for Thur night. My Ram made quite a racket starting this morning - minus 5 . I think it may have been the air pump . The noise lasted a couple of seconds
I pretty sure it's the tensioner just have to get off my butt and check it out, it shouldn't be the belt it was new in October.Plow Dak said:festerw
At -10 If yours sounds like mine, it's the serp belt. Plus the p/s pump, plus the alternator, plus the viscus fan, etc etc.. LOL
Seriously, if you want to find out if it's the belt ,get a spray bottle
with a stream option, and open the hood before you start it. Crank it up and when you hear the noise spray the belt with water.. Trying only to hit the belt. If the noise changes, it's the belt.. Very common with our trucks. If it is the belt you might want to change the tensioner at the same time. They have a way of tweaking and misaligning the belt causing a squeak.
that made me laugh!!Adams Plowing said:no it sounds more like use a match for light so you can look into your gas filler tube to see how much you have left...