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Hey guys, new here. I bought a 2005 tsx from a car dealer this last week and ran into a problem not even 2 days later. As I was driving to work my battery light came on. Once I got to work, I did a quick search and it all pointed to an alternator. Took off work early and went to advanced auto to get both tested. Battery tested weak and as we were about to test the alternator it finally gave ghost and the car didn't start. Bought a new alternator and a battery and passed the bill along to the dealer in hopes they would cover it ( they did! ). Now I noticed that my tensioner rattles ONLY when I have AC on and there is a heavier load on the serpentine system. Doesn't make a sound with the ac off. Belt looks fine, should I start shopping for a new tensioner? I didn't notice this issues prior to alternator replacement. Thanks for your help in advance.