Change your belt tensioner with every belt replacement

February 2009
Motor Equipment News;Feb2009, p8
Trade Publication
The article suggests that belt tensioners should also be replaced when a new serpentine belt is installed. Normally, the serpentine belt is replaced when a vehicle is making noise under the bonnet. Such action considers the problem fixed but vehicle owners are unaware that it is only a temporary solution because the possible cause of the noise is the automatic tensioner. Some of the common issues that can take place when maintenance and replacement of tensioner is ignored are bearing failure, tension misalignment, rust bleeding and cracks.


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