Is there a trick to reseating a tensioner.

Tiny
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  • 1995 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
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Is there a trick to reseating a tensioner assembly on a 1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE, 3800 engine? I removed the old and purchased a new, but the water pump inlet simply will not go IN to the water pump. On the first one I bought, I actually tore the pot metal casing by trying to alternately tighten the main mounting bolts on the tensioner. I bought a second, and it also will not fit. Is there a trick to getting that fitting into the pump housing?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 AT 2:38 PM

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Tiny
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Did you get teh right one for the right engine? There are 3 dfferent types, which vin is it K-L-1?

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 AT 2:43 PM

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