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Removing belt tensioner
If you are removing the tensioner assembly then the retainer bolt is tightened clockwise and loosened counterclockwise. It may have locktite on the bolt and may be tightwhen removing. You can use a ratchet to remove the bolt.
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I have broken 3 sepentine belts in the last week, i replaced the tensioner pulley as well. What else could be causing my issue?
The pulley has a ball bearing within. The failure mode, or causes of failure, is limited to three possibilities: 1) defective, or worn out, ball bearings; 2) lubrication failure; 3) overloading. To eliminate possibility Nos. 1 and 2 you could...
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Loss of right secondary timing tension when warm 2005 Cadillac STS
Hi there - camshaft timing actuators utilize oil pressure to vary cam timing. They have oil seals that wear and cause loss of oil pressure as do other engine parts. Since these seals "leak" inside the engine, it is sometimes...
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Check engine light and grinding sound when start.
Hi there. Since the sound is only occurring when the vehicle is started up, then most likely the timing chain tensioner(s) are worn or the actuator is sticking and causing the timing chain to be loose until enough engine oil...
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It seems my timing tensioner needs replacement. It wanted to confirm
The noise can be isolated to the serpentine belt circuit (versus other sources) by just disconnecting the drive belt and BRIEFLY running the engine. If the noise disappears, then the issue is obviously a rotating element in the circuit and/or...
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My 2010 Chevrolet Equinox has a timing chain replaced and I was wondering if the timing gear was part of this.
Hello. If they replaced the timing chain to begin with then they should have also replace the timing chain gears and the tensioners at the same time. If they did not replace all of these parts when then installed the...
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Tensioner Pulley Removal 2003 Dodge Neon
Hi - yes, it should be possible to only remove the serpentine belt idler pulley. After carefully releasing the tensioner, and removing the serpentine belt, there is a plastic cap at the center of the pulley. Pop this cap off,...
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Will the idler pulley keep my car from cranking . 1999 Mercury Mystique
Hi - a failing idler pulley can certainly keep your alternator from charging properly, resulting in a dead battery, which would prevent the engine from starting of course. The idler pulley bearing may have been failing, or possibly a bearing...
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cannot figure out how to use the tensioner pulley for serpentine belt removal
Hello, and thank you for writing in. We currently do not have videos available to share with you, however we can do our best to walk you through the process and how the pulley works. What you see when you...
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How do you know if ur belt tensioner is bad mines snapped off on me and my car shut off.
Try spinning the pulley on the tensioner and see if it spins. If the pulley does not spin, then the bearing has seized up and needs replaced. You may not have to replace the entire tensioner, just the pulley and...
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belt broke serpentine
If your car has a substantial amount of mileage, it's not unusual for a serpentine belt to break and to need a new tensioner (the bearing on the tensioner wears out). If the harmonic balancer/crankshaft pulley is out of position...
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How do i know what tensioner system my car has
Unless you want to open the timing cover to check, you can give any Dodge dealer your VIN number and they can tell you which tensioner was used. With the VIN number, the dealer can tell you if your car...
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How much would you charge to change Serpentine/ drive belt
Before you have the belt replaced you should have the belt tensioner checked to see if it can provide enough pressure on belt. You may need to replace tensioner and belt. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic check tensioner...
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having trouble getting the tension belt back on using the proper tool. Is there a secret or a clue on getting it back on?
Hello. I would definitely first make sure that the belt is routed correctly. If it is then typically the belt should be installed and the last pulley it should be put around would be one of the ones without a...
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On the 4.7 which tensioner plate goes with which tensioner?
The best thing to do is look at the brackets that are to be mounted behind each tensioner and match up the bolt holes that mount the brackets in place. Then install the chains and install the tensioners. Then you...
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Replaced alternator and all was well. One day went to start the car and it made weird noise then shuttered and died. The belt doesn't seem lose.
Check the drive belt and see if it has a glaze to it. If so, then the drive belt is stretched and needs replaced. A drive belt has a life span of about 25K miles. Having 40K miles on the...
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Belt squeaks on start-up when cold or damp outside but squeak only last for few minutes
You should have the belt and tensioner checked to see if the belt is worn or stretched beyond its limit causing the tensioner to not keep it tight and allowing it to slip when damp or wet. Remove the belt...
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I'm a bit confused. You show 1 timing chain, my 2006 CTS has a total of three. Perhaps you're suggesting that the main chain is damaged.
When it comes to replacing the timing chain in your vehicle, it is best to replace all of the timing chains. For your engine, the camshaft timing chains are more likely to stretch more than the main drive timing chain....
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2000 vw cabrio. How do I put tension on the power steering pump belt? Thanks
Your vehicle may be equipped with an automatic tensioner. If so, it will be assembly that is spring loaded and pivots to maintain a constant specified pressure on the belt. If it is so equipped, there might be a problem...
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What is the correct procedure for tightening the belt tensioner on a 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo? We put the new belt on.
The belt tensioner on your vehicle should have an automatic tensioner, however, some models have the manual tensioner. Tighten the tensioner to where the belt is tight but loose in the middle length area as about the width of the...

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