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Old 08-16-2012, 06:29 PM
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Missing belt tensioner

Originally Posted by MakaveliFaison View Post
There is a tensioner on the AC belt
Not on all models, just found this out. My ac belt broke and week ago so I decided to replace it as well as the drive belt however, when I went to put the belt on there was a lot of slack and no way to tighten it as there was no belt tensioner, so I was stumped. Either the guy ordered the wrong belt or when my belt broke it snatched the tensioner off as well....not likely but I had no clue. The tensioner was not in the pan and where it should be bolted was caked with road debris and what not. After I read this post a few times I realized that on some models they put a AC belt tensioner and on some models they didn't, not sure of which ones but I am absolutely certain that I didn't drop a belt tensioner when the belt broke. I'll do so more digging because apparently this belt is not the standard one that the parts stores see when they do there search, only the ac belt that goes along with the belt tensioner comes up. I'll be back.
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