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Old 12 Jul 2012, 08:49 pm
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Hello, this probably is a stupid question to most of you. But, I'll ask it anyway.

How many tensioners does a PT have and what are there names?
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 08:58 pm
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Hello, this probably is a stupid question to most of you. But, I'll ask it anyway.

How many tensioners does a PT have and what are there names?
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Ouch, that was harsh dude.... don't listen to him............
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 09:08 pm
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LOL. You guys are hilarious.

But, in all seriousness. Because I do not know the answer ...other than Curly, Moe, and Larry; and Hickory, Dickory and Doc, are there more than one?
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 09:08 pm
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TWO. One for the timing belt, one for the serpentine belt.

What are their names? Laurel & Hardy No kidding, you can name them anything your like.
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 09:18 pm
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TWO. One for the timing belt, one for the serpentine belt.
Shucks! I was hoping that they were one and the same. As the "tensioner" was changed just a little bit ago. I wasn't smart enough to ask the shop what tensioner was changed because I didn't realize there were two. I will have to start a fund for the timing belt tensioner as I read they usually go at about 100,000 miles.

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What are their names? Laurel & Hardy No kidding, you can name them anything your like.
Love it! ... and again, also afraid of it. Seems sometimes there is at least two names for one part and for one that is illiterate in the lingo, I am at a disadvantage.
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 09:24 pm
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Wait. The timing belt tensioner is almost always changed when the timing belt is done. Takes the same 5-7 hours no matter if the timing belt, tensioner or water pump needs changing. If your tensioner was just changed, it was probably for the serpentine belt. It's the little one between the 3 larger wheels on the right.

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Old 12 Jul 2012, 09:35 pm
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I believe I see it.

What exactly is the purpose of the serpentine tensioner?
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 09:38 pm
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As with any tensioner, it puts tension on whatever belt goes around/over it to keep it at the right tension. None of the other wheels move (they turn but don't move), so the tensioner takes up the slack. The tensioner does move in order to get the belt on or off.

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Old 12 Jul 2012, 09:40 pm
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Maybe this is a better question.

What is the function of the serpentine belt? I am assuming that that long belt is the serpentine belt.
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