Actually above + an interesting mystery.. Late last spring I began hearing a noise of constant pitch (sounding like someone sanding wood) when the engine was cold—Louder when it was colder/cooler. As the engine warmed up the noise went away. Throughout the summer,No Noise. n. Late summer broken water pump replaced along with hoses/belts. No noise until, temps in AM in the 40’s; Now that same damn noise is back.
Only LOUDER! Same pattern>>as engine warms noise softens and goes away. My ear suggests noise is coming from the tensioner pulley (But, I’ve been fooled before)
As to the question above, Do I tighten the belt on ‘This vehicle’ using the tensioner pulley or do I have to use the “Pry the Alternator forward” method.?
One last thing, while the noise is occuring it does get louder with acceleration but is soon blocked out by normal engine noise.