Replacing a Belt Tensioner

courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man


Dear Bob,
What is a belt tensioner? Can I replace it easily myself and avoid the overhead. I have an '89 Cavalier. I was told that it is bad and that it would cost $350 to replace.
FF

Dear FF,
A belt tensioner keeps the proper tension in the serpentine belt. It is simply bolted to the engine is some fashion. This is definitely something that the do-it-yourselfer can do if you know how.
Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man

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