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Old 07-04-2003, 06:34 PM
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Serpentine belt tensioner

How do you adjust the belt tensioner on an 86 300e gas motor?
I need to pull the alternator and am having a fit trying to find the tensioner.
Any special tools? Alt bearing making noise.
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Steph
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Old 07-04-2003, 08:08 PM
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Stephaney,

Welcome to the ShopForum.

I used the search feature (upper right corner of this screen) and found this for you: Serpentine Belt Adjustment

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Old 07-04-2003, 09:21 PM
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A noise from the vicinity of the alternator that is a rattling - similar to some bearing failures - is often simply the belt 'damper'. A miniature shock absorber, the rubber in the bushes eventually deteriorates, and it should be replaced.

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