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Serpentine belt tensioner symptoms

Serpentine belt tensioner symptoms — what to look for What are the symptoms of a worn/bad serpentine belt tensioner? A serpentine belt tensioner does two jobs; it keeps the serpentine belt at the proper tension and it dampens power pulses that can cause the belt to vibrate. Each tensioner includes: • Base to mount to engine • Torsion spring to apply tension • Pivot bushing to allow the arm to pivot • Pivot arm with an idler roller • Dampening mechanism   Serpentine belt tensioner symptom #1 — Belt squeal … Read More


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