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Join Date: Sep 2009
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Signs of a bad tensioner? Shredding belts
The other day, Friday I was driving. Very casual, all of a sudden my belt shreds...wtf? I put it on like 2 weeks ago and it was fine. Before I was having an issue just tearing 1 rib off, now it shredded this one.
Had to pay for a tow truck because It was trafficy and had no power steering/brakes/water pump. That was $110. Fuckin rediculous.
Anyways latley when I start the car up, at idle, I can hear this squeaking sound or a chirping noise (no not the TOB lol) So could my tensioner be the cause to the belts ripping? Or tearing one rib off.
BTW, I ran a 107.38 belt, tore off a rib, then a 107.5 belt, tore off a rib (both closest to timing cover) then back to a 107.38 and this one shredded completley now I have a 107.5 again.
Anyone have any ideas? Pulley alignment seems dead on. Theres no shaft play on the blower. Im at a loss though.
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