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The tension pully 4 serpintine belt making funny noises

The tension pully is froze for the serpintine belt.used wd4o and now is making weird noise??

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  • chiwolvs1 Jun 03, 2009

    thank you for your feedback.put on a new serpintine belt and dont want to buy a new one..I will buy a new tensioner tomorrow.I hope I can do it myself.THANKS

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Sounds like the tension pulley bearing is frozen and now that you used wd40 the bearing won't last long.

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The bearing is gone dry on your tension pulley and need to be replaced. Note that your bearing is bad and can seize again and snap the belt or the tension pulley it self break off and do more damage to other engine components.
Try not to drive it out on the hy way or long distance, If there is a Auto Zone not to far from you. Call them up and tell them the year and make of your car and ask them if they have the Tension pulley in stock before you drive there. Auto Zone will also have the step by step instruction to replace the pulley so bring tools if you'll like to replace it there, before you drive home or at least you have the tools to change it just in case.
Good luck and keep me posted, Be glad to help and give you instructions to re place the tension pulley.

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The bearings in the tensioner are shot, and it's time to replace it. This is also a good time to replace the serpentine belt.

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