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Q: What is the difference between a tensioner and tensioner pulley?

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What is the difference between a tensioner and tensioner pulley?

My car has 90000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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 replaced separately.

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