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Old 07-11-2002, 11:57 AM
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Originally posted by pmizell
I always hear about these tensioners going bad but never understood which part of it did. What can go wrong with this tensioner besides the threading rod that adjusts it up and down? (stripped)

I suppose the pulley could go bad but other than that there are no other moving parts on the tensioner itself that can wear out?!


'91 300E, 215K miles

The shock bushing can wear out. The associated play afterwards makes a terrific amount of noise at idle...sounds like a rod going south!
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