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Old 10-15-2003, 10:22 PM
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Tensioner bad?

The vehicle is a 1990 350SDL (without bent connecting rods).

Low rumbling starting in the front of the engine. Stops at acceleration. Figured it is the serpentine belt tensioner shock bushings starting to go even tho, they have been replaced about 8,000 miles ago.

I went to look at the shock and tensioner assembly and noticed that the tensioner is NOT parallel with the belt. Is this a problem I should be worried about in the future or is it normal? I never noticed whether it was parallel before or not.
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