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Q: Drive belt fell off looks like a tensioner broke

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Drive belt fell off looks like a tensioner broke

My car has 112000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: If you see the tensioner broke then you wil...

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 drive belt tensioner, consider a certified technician from YourMechanic.

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