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Belt tensioner on 92 chevy cavalier will not tighten

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Belt tensioner is spring loaded if it not keeping belt tight u need to put a new tensioner on

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SOURCE: serpentine belt tensioner will not tighten

If the tensioner will not keep the belt tight then the tensioner is bad and will need to be replaced. The spring on the inside will loose it's tension over time.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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