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Noise from front of engine

Clacker

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Hey guys,

Started the car this morning and heard something new. I'm getting a consistent rubbing noise(few times a second) that sounds like it is coming from the mid to bottom front. Its sounds like its belt related. As I'm not going to get a chance to diagnose over the next few days, can anyone offer some opinions?

Water pump is 70k, would a harmonic balancer or maybe aircon pulley make that sort of noise?

Thanks
Clacks
 

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Could be something caught in one of the pulleys and rubbing on the side, or the belt is getting a bit old and dry, or one of the many bearings running off that belt starting to fail (hope not), or the brushes in the alternator a bit noisey.
I hear a sqeakey repeating noise from the serpentine belt usually when starting cold and more pronounced during dry weather. Hope its nothing major and goes away by itself. Good Luck.
 

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cheak the bearings on the idler and the alternator
 
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