How to Know When a Belt Tensioner Is Bad?

Answer The timing belt tensioner regulates tension on the timing chain, allowing the engine to run effectively. If the timing is incorrect, it can reduce overall engine power and can potentially cause exp... Read More »

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How to Know if the Belt Tensioner Is Bad in a 2002 4.2 F-150?

Ford offered the 2002 F-150 1/2-ton pickup with a 4.2-liter V-6, 4.6-liter V-8 or a 5.4-liter V-8. The 4.2-liter, like the larger V-8 engines, uses a serpentine drive belt system for conveying engi... Read More »

How to Know If You Have a Bad Belt Tensioner in a 1996 Chevy Pickup?

Since the advent of the serpentine belt system in the 1996 Chevy truck, a new way to tension the singular belt was needed. Most of the accessories were in a fixed position and bolted to an engine-m... Read More »

How to Install a New Belt Tensioner With Pulley for Serpentine Belt on Plymouth Voyager V6 Mid 1990 Early 2000 Years?

Typical serpentine belt...Over time, the "spring in the tensioner" wears out, weakens and the serpentine belt wears, stretches and may slip; it may come off in rain or in water puddles or may cause... Read More »

How to Change the Belt Tensioner on a 98 Jag?

The belt tensioner on the 1998 Jaguar is a two-piece component that keeps the serpentine belt tightened to the proper tension at all times. The belt tensioner is made up of a spring-loaded arm and ... Read More »