2016 CX-5 GT: Noise from belt area


2016.5 CX-5 GT AWD (Mousse)
Hi fellow Zoom-Zoomers, I wanted to check a few things before starting a 3000 mile trip.

I noticed my belts area (particularly the water pump belt area) is loud on a cold start. Seems to settle down once at operating temp (1st half of video, 10secs). Does this sound like a bad water pump belt? The serpentine belt is new.

Also, when at running temperature, there's a noise from engine front/alternator/belt. Like a tsssssss sound, for lack of better description... (2nd half of video, 10 secs.)

Link to video: 2016 CX-5 GT Water pump belt/engine noise?

Could anyone please help me identify these noises and their respective causes? Maybe I'm overthinking too... Thanks in advance, I appreciate it.


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