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Cant seem to tighten the fan belt or the one in front of it

Tryed to tighten the bolts over the tenchener wheel but it diden't help.

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You have a Bad Tensioner. Replace it and it will tighten.

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SOURCE: cant seem to tighten the fan belt or the onein front of it?

are you sure you are putting the belt on right? there may be a pully ur missing that the belt has to go around.

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    Cant seem to tighten the fan belt or the onein front of it?

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