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Old 07-13-2002, 01:21 PM
Pineda Pineda is offline
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The whole rubber molded on the casing serves as torque belt tensioner and one's the rubber begins to deteriorate, which is squeeze between the shaft and casing (bolt), then you can hear this clinging/banging noise specially when it's on idle. Then there's the problem... solution....... replace the whole tensioner unit again & again & again.... they don't last.. until you modify it. Inserting an O-ring in between the unit and the holder bolted together might help eliminate noise temporarily but one's the o-ring is pressed and squeeze between metal to metal then there's the problem again... From a city driving experience (stop and go)they only last 25000 to 30000 miles!!!!!! that's bad/lousy engineering design.
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