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Old 08-11-2005, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by KULTULZ
The tensioner is spring loaded to enable it to keep the proper tension on the drive belt. If you look real closely, you will see an arrow and a gauge on the tensioner. As long as the arrow is within the guide marks, you have the correct length belt and belt tension. The tensioner will go bad as well as the idler pulley on it. What type of problems are you having?
Thanks for the reply! I've had 2 alternator replacements due to front bearing failures, replaced the tensioner assembly totally & a new belt but still have belt contact just under the tensioner. Little rubber particles all over! I don't get it as the replacement parts are same as what ran fine for months!!!
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