Timeing belt tension pulley

Tiny
BIG EMO
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  • 1999 CHRYSLER 300
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
99 chry 300 will bad timeing belt tensioner pulley cause engine to overheat I can't tell if water pumps bad and was hopeing it is but bearings came out of ten pul Thanks
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Saturday, November 20th, 2010 AT 11:45 PM

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Tiny
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Yes, it could its not tensioned properly and the water pump is being affected by it not turning fast enough
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Sunday, November 21st, 2010 AT 12:22 AM
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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If that pulley let go while driving, overheating would be the least of your worries. This is an interference in and a jumped timing belt can bend all the valve in the engine.
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Sunday, November 21st, 2010 AT 12:24 AM
Tiny
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If I have to pick one of the two
i would pick the water pump
physical check is needed to verify
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Sunday, November 21st, 2010 AT 12:28 AM

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