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Old 10-08-2009, 09:45am   #1
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Default A/C tensioner squeek

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Replaced the tensioner pulley, idler pulley, and threw a new gatorback belt on. New pulleys are aluminum. Now, I"m getting a squeek that sounds like metal on metal. Sprayed some WD40 around the retainer bolts and washers, squeek goes away, but comes back soon as the WD40 has disapated. Driving me up the dang wall!
My thinking is that the retainer washers are rubbing against the aluminum pulleys and causing the noise. So, before I replace the entire tensioner unit, I thought I would throw it around here and get some opinions.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:25am   #2
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Weird... I went through all that a couple of years ago and replacing the tensioners did nothing. I got a Gatorback belt and it fixed it all. But I see you've allready done that.
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Mine went away also after I installed both Gatorbacks.
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New AC tensioner and all is well. Talk about a beoch to get on! Not a job for the un-limber individual. Took about an hour or so, and that's with the old one already taken off.
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New AC tensioner and all is well. Talk about a beoch to get on! Not a job for the un-limber individual. Took about an hour or so, and that's with the old one already taken off.
Putting it on a lift helps..
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Putting it on a lift helps..
I thought maybe going up from underneath would work better. Threw it up on jackstands, and no-go. Not enough room to work between the rack-n-pinion, leaf spring, and the tranny cooler lines.
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New AC tensioner and all is well. Talk about a beoch to get on! Not a job for the un-limber individual. Took about an hour or so, and that's with the old one already taken off.
Geez, and I thought getting the belt on was bad!
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Geez, and I thought getting the belt on was bad!
That's the easy part. :rolllaughing:
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I thought maybe going up from underneath would work better. Threw it up on jackstands, and no-go. Not enough room to work between the rack-n-pinion, leaf spring, and the tranny cooler lines.
I hate leaf springs...
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I hate leaf springs...
:not-funny: Grumble, grumble, stupid leaf springs . . .
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I hate leaf springs...
How would you know? You don't have any.
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