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Old 11-16-2012, 10:37 AM
AsymMetric5 AsymMetric5 is offline
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Can a misadjusted tensioner cause the engine to idle too low to run? I did a recent repair in which I needed to remove the belt to access the power steering. I did notice that the tensioner spun once or twice with a "click". I couldn't get it to spin back to the original lock position but I put the belt back on anyway. Now, I'm having some issues: Check engine light, very low idle to shut off. Strange sounds...
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