Question about 1998 Ford Explorer
Out of alignment with other pulleys
If the tensioner pulley is out of alignment then the tensioner is coming apart. Eventually it will completly seperate and the belt will fall off. They are easily replaceable.
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Remove any oil or water on the idler pulley and keep it clean.
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