Squeaky noise from engine

I have a 1998 Oldsmobile LSS with a little over 180,000 miles on it. There is a sqeaking noise coming from the engine whe running. It seems to be coming from the belt or somewhere around it. I had the serpentine belt changed a month ago so its brand new. The noise started only today.

Please advise.


Was the belt tensioner replaced along with the belt?
If not, after 180k miles, I would suggest replacing the tensioner.

I don’t think the tensioner was replaced. Is this something that would need to be taken care of right away or can I drive with this issue?

Nobody can say, from a distance.

If the belt is too loose, your alternator may not be able to charge the battery properly, and as a result, you could wind up stranded–with a dead battery.
But, from a distance, I can’t say if this is the case with your situation.

Thanks! I will keep an eye on it and have the tensioner checked. Any idea how much replacing the tensioner would cost on this car (including parts and labor?)