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My serpentine belt is not tightening i have tightened the tensioner down all the way and the belt will not tighten

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The spring in the tensioner could be bad.

Belt can be installed (routed) wrong.

Belt can be the wrong size.

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Fig. 6: Serpentine belt tensioner - V8 engine 85341069.gif
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