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Noises are tough to diagnose remotely, but let's see if we can sort it out:
Did the noise go away after the engine was running for a little bit?
If you turn the steering wheel does the noise change?
Any fluid leaks or other symptoms?
It's possible that the serpentine belt is loose and causing a screetch. Do you feel comfortable checking the belt tightness? With the engine off (of course) you should be able to grab the serpentine belt anywhere that it spans between two pulleys and move the belt back and forth. If it has more than 1/2 inch of wiggle then the belt is too loose.
Yes, most likely. There is a spring inside the tensioner that can wear out and cause the belt to be too lose. The belt it self can also stretch out and get loose as it wears, so you will want to check the belt for signs of wear also.
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