SERPENTINE BELT

1998 Pontiac Sunfire

Tiny

Rambo4

February, 21, 2007 AT 4:29 PM

I just replaced my alternator and also my serpentine belt. The belt I got at the parts store is a Goodyear Gatorback belt.

It is a little thicker than the standard 5 ribbed belt and thus a little shorter. My worry is that my tensioner seems almost maxed out. I can only move it about 1/2 a cm. Before it is maxed out.

What is the standard " play" in the tensioner supposed to be?

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1 Answer

Tiny

CHEVYII

February, 22, 2007 AT 7:49 AM

Sounds a little tight but not much, the belts are made to stretch, over time it will loosen up a bit, tensioners almost max out when the belt is on, sounds like it will be ok, let it run and watch it just to make sure its ok before motoring

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