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Belt Tensioner Question? #608 Mar 28, 3:27pm Mar 28, 3:27pm
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Belt Tensioner Question?
My engine is making a squeaking noise because I need a new belt tensioner and serpentine belt. I don't have the $500 laying around right now to get it fixed. Is this something that I can put off, or is it life threating to my Celica? I can live with the small squeaky noise it is making for now, I just don't want a bigger repair bill because I wait too long. Please explain this to me and give a suggestion. Thanks.

Re: Belt Tensioner Question? [Re: modifiedcreation] #609 Mar 29, 9:39am Mar 29, 9:39am
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i read a article by the people at edmunds.com and they had a celica for 2 years and wrote all about it and tested it and everything and they said the same thing happened to them. the noise gets worse and worse they drove with it for awhile so i dont THINK it's life threatening.. theirs was covered with warrenty still.


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Re: Belt Tensioner Question? [Re: GTSgirl] #610 Mar 30, 7:13am Mar 30, 7:13am
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just buy the belt and fix the damn thing its not that hard! the tech info has the instructions to take it off! i have done it once it wasnt that hard to do!


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Re: Belt Tensioner Question? [Re: laser_g35] #611 Mar 30, 11:10am Mar 30, 11:10am
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I need a BELT TENSIONER also. Not just a belt, yes, belts are fairly easy to replace, but I am not so sure about the Tensioner. Thanks for the ideas though!

Re: Belt Tensioner Question? [Re: modifiedcreation] #612 Mar 30, 2:11pm Mar 30, 2:11pm
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where are you at on mileage? i had the same problem, deal fixed it free, they said it is a big problem with the celica. took them about an hour, no cost, works great now.

Re: Belt Tensioner Question? [Re: modifiedcreation] #613 Mar 23, 4:13pm Mar 23, 4:13pm
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anyone eva put a belt tensioner and serpentine belt in before?


Coz I need to put one in !!!



Re: Belt Tensioner Question? [Re: modifiedcreation] #614 Mar 23, 4:15pm Mar 23, 4:15pm
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And how much ?

can we just go to autozone or do we have to go to da dealer?

Re: Belt Tensioner Question? [Re: modifiedcreation] #615 Mar 23, 4:18pm Mar 23, 4:18pm
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good time to buy an AEM true power pully kit for like 90dollars


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Re: Belt Tensioner Question? [Re: NorwayGT] #616 Mar 23, 4:37pm Mar 23, 4:37pm
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT

good time to buy an AEM true power pully kit for like 90dollars
if you have a big audio system i wouldn't install the AEM. otherwise, the tensioner is covered under a tsb belt tension tsb for certain vin#'s. if you're not covered then you can "upgrade" to the goodyear gatorback belt gatorback belt and replace the tensioner yourself (gotta be an install thread somewhere)


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Re: Belt Tensioner Question? [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #617 Mar 23, 6:04pm Mar 23, 6:04pm
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that's what I'm trying to find . . . an install thread

Re: Belt Tensioner Question? [Re: modifiedcreation] #618 Mar 23, 7:15pm Mar 23, 7:15pm
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werent the tensioners recalled??? many celicas have that problem(including me) dealer was more than happy to replace it


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Re: Belt Tensioner Question? [Re: eric_h] #619 Mar 23, 7:28pm Mar 23, 7:28pm
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Originally Posted by eric_h
werent the tensioners recalled??? many celicas have that problem(including me) dealer was more than happy to replace it


did that under warranty

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Originally Posted by beans
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werent the tensioners recalled??? many celicas have that problem(including me) dealer was more than happy to replace it


did that under warranty


yeah


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Originally Posted by eric_h
Originally Posted by beans
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werent the tensioners recalled??? many celicas have that problem(including me) dealer was more than happy to replace it


did that under warranty


yeah


same here.


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Re: Belt Tensioner Question? [Re: modifiedcreation] #622 Mar 23, 9:51pm Mar 23, 9:51pm
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If the belt/ belt tensioner noise is annoying, just spray some belt lube on both. the lube will temporarily quite the bearing on the tensioner pulley until you have the cash to get it fixed. the only concern you should have is that the tensioner pulley COULD seize, and burn up the belt. I suggest getting the replacement tensioner (if your gonna stay with an oe tensioner) from the dealer. I've seen a lot of problems with aftermarket tensioners for all makes of vehicles. thumbsup

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Originally Posted by Know666
If the belt/ belt tensioner noise is annoying, just spray some belt lube on both. the lube will temporarily quite the bearing on the tensioner pulley until you have the cash to get it fixed. the only concern you should have is that the tensioner pulley COULD seize, and burn up the belt. I suggest getting the replacement tensioner (if your gonna stay with an oe tensioner) from the dealer. I've seen a lot of problems with aftermarket tensioners for all makes of vehicles. thumbsup


thanks for the info on the aftermarket tensioner


anyone know HOW to replace the serpentine belt?

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