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XxMerlinxX
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XxMerlinxX Oct 9, 3:13pm - #295656 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica
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2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 673
Hartsville/Greenwood, SC
Dealer scam?

I've been reading about the belt tensioner problems a lot, and started thinking about it. When mine started squeeling, I automatically thought belt tensioner just from what I had read on here. I took it to the dealership, told them the problem, and what I thought it was. Turned out all it needed was a new belt. You guys think the whole "belt tensioner gone bad" thing is just a scam for the dealerships to make money off of a longer install?

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Lucid99
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Lucid99 Oct 9, 4:04pm - #295657 

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1992 Toyota Celica ST

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Generally dealers will try and rip you off, from what i've heard. I've never had to deal with it before.

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Erick
Bread Fishing..
Erick Oct 9, 5:44pm - #295658 

Bread Fishing..
2001 Toyota Celica GT

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Bay Area, CA
its possible.. i mean we took my moms car for service to the dealership on her brakes.. they said it needed a new rotor and pads..

but yet we take it to some shop they say all is needed is just to change the pads.. so wouldn't a smaller shop who needs to make money say one needs to change the rotors if it was really needed seeing as they do need to make money.. wtf
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