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Squeaking noise coming from under the hood upon cold start.
Hey there, thanks for writing in. The noise can be the serpentine belt tensioner not putting enough tension on the belt. In this case, you would most likely need to replace the tensioner along with the belt to resolve this...
I have a whining squealing noise coming from somewhere in my pulley system and serpentine belt.
If the noise changed when the battery was replaced, I would first suspect the alternator. Sometimes, when a bearing/bushing starts to go bad it will only make noise with the belt installed, as the tension can cause pressure to be...
What can cause the drive belt to stop moving for a second or two, then come back on and repeat?
You should look at the lower crankshaft pulley to see if it is not spinning when the belt stops. If that is the case, then the crankshaft damper rubber is not gripping the hub and needs replaced. If the pulley...
Passenger seat belt system failed - 2008 BMW 528xi
The SRS system needs to be interrogated for faults. Faults in the supplemental restraint system (SRS) will effect the triggering logic of the airbags in the event of an accident so it is highly recommended that you get the system...
Water pump replacement
Yes. I would replace the tensioner at the same time since the only addition would be parts and there would be minimal labor added since you are already removing the water pump. The tensioner is most likely just as worn...
Do mechanics charge to check the timing on a vehicle and, can my tensioner locking up throw the timing off on my vehicle?
Hello. Unfortunately, the misfire has nothing to do with the tensioner. A misfire will almost always be due to an ignition problem. You will need to have the misfire diagnosed again. Since the timing is a more involved component to...
timing belt and tensioner replacement
Hello. All noises have to be diagnosed and confirmed so that you don't needlessly spend money on repairs. In your circumstance, your particular car model does require a new timing belt every 60,000 miles anyway, so if the timing belt...
Drive belt fell off looks like a tensioner broke
If you see the tensioner broke then you will need to have the tensioner assembly replaced and the belt replaced also. Have all the other pulleys checked for any binding. If you would like assistance in the replacement of your...
What is the difference between a tensioner and tensioner pulley?
Hi, thanks for your question. For your 2009 Honda Odyssey, the tensioner and tensioner pulley are one unit. They make up what is called the tensioner assembly. This tensioner assembly has two pulleys located on it and they can be...
Concerned about cam belt tensioner apparently being installed the wrong way around
Hello. If there was any damage that was going to be done it would have been that way then you dropped it back off. Besides some noise the vehicle would have been running very poorly. If the engine was running...
Do I need to replace the timing chain tensioner cover gasket?
This would depend on the severity of the oil leak. If the oil leak is fast, I would recommend having this issue resolved as soon as possible to prevent any damage to your engine. The labor charges likely high due...
Squealing noise under the hood
Hello there. I would try to make sure you turn off your A/C before you shut off the vehicle each time to see if the squeal goes away. The A/C may be trying to come on too soon before the...
what is an HydraulicTensioner?
Hello. A "hydraulic tensioner" is simply a fluid filled device, where the fluid exerts a calibrated amount of pressure on a hardened steel pin that in turn pushes on a pulley arm to keep the timing belt taught. If the...
My 2008 Saturn Vue has lost power steering briefly twice on right turns. The fluid was checked no leaks.
Hello. If you are losing power steering on turns, then you may have a belt tensioner issue causing the power steering pump to have low pressure when turning. Have the belt and tensioner checked.
Alternator belt noise when running the air conditioning
Hello. Noise signifies a problem. The problem could be a worn belt but the noise could also be due to a faulty tensioner, misaligned pulleys, or glazing on the belt which by the way in certain configurations will result in...
I am trying to remove the alternator, but I need to free up more space.
Hi there. As a former Lexus master technician, this was one of the jobs that seemed like the engineers weren't in their right minds when designing it. We had to loosen the core support that holds the radiator, support it...
need the water pump replaced would this also involve the timing belt
It would be recommended to replace the serpentine belts, water pump, and timing belt tensioner pulley with the timing belt. You might even consider replacing the valve cover gasket. If would like to have these repairs done, a certified technician...
Need a reliable brand for the belt tensioner.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Shopping around for parts can be frustrating when it comes to specific brands. Some brands are not as good as other brands, however, a low quality belt and a high quality belt should...
Idles between 500rpm and 1300 rpm. Main concern is low rpm. Belt or pulley chirping mainly at low rpm Drives perfect but Idles bad
Chances are these two symptoms are related. If the drive belt is not performing as designed the engine will run poorly, or not run at all. There are several components that could be the problem, and further inspection is needed....
Removal of the serpentine belt tensioner
Hello, the Polo was never officially introduced to the North American market, so our resources for technical assistance are a bit thin. Nonetheless, I'll refer to a parts supplier for the Polo, and their VW Technical Articles. This article for...

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