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Old 02 Mar 2007, 03:22 am
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Default Belt tensioner

goddamnit, already I've got a problem.

When I start the car when its cold the belt squeaks and squeals. Once it warms up everythign is fine again. I had this exact same problem with my mustang and it turned out to be the belt tensioner.... and I know it gets worse FAST. So I opened up my hood.. and realized I can't even see the accesory drive belt... oh crap. The engine compartment is soooo cramped on this thing it looks like I'm gonna have to take it half apart to get to the tensioner. Anyone ever have this problem? Anyone replace the tensioner and can tell me what to expect? This sucks.
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Old 02 Mar 2007, 05:05 pm
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Sent you an email....
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Old 03 Mar 2007, 02:15 am
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if you have a fix, send me an email too plz mine does it also
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Old 03 Mar 2007, 12:46 pm
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i had a squeal yesterday also but we also had over 3" of rain
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Old 05 Mar 2007, 07:02 am
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ok, the problem reolved itself I think... there must have been dirt or salt on the belt or somehting.. cause the last 2 days I've started it in the morning, no noise.
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Old 11 Mar 2007, 11:26 pm
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[:I] my o2 Dreamer does this when I start it from cold only on rainy days. Probly the easiest way to get to the tentioner is to jack the car (USE JACKSTANDS) remove the right front wheel and the inner fender liner. This should get you to the area you want.
Hey look guy, The closer you tailgate..the slower I go!
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Old 12 Jul 2009, 02:00 am
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Angry Re: Belt tensioner

Do yourself a big favor and get rid of the car. My 2005 turbo convertable has caused me nothin but problems. 72000 miles and it shredded the timing belt I have replaced both front axles, a turbo, computer, an pile of other crap and now the timing belt. This is the worst car have ever owned. Iam replacing timing belt and installing the for sale sign and then its adios you piece of crap
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