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Forum: S-Series Tech 10-15-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,805
Posted By DavidJames
Happy Re: Tensioner rattle is back -- even with new AC Delco tensioner and belt!

Here are the facts and the fix.

Use the Gates replacement (model 38112) with the metal pulley. It is the best match for Saturn OEM belt tensioner, maybe even better. The Saturn belt tensioner...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-06-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,014
Posted By DavidJames
Re: Going nuts with .. belt tensioner noise?

I think O'Reilleys stopped selling that Dayco belt tensioner. They have another one that looks just like it from Dorman; but, I think they stopped selling that one with the plastic wheel all...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-06-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,805
Posted By DavidJames
Re: Tensioner rattle is back -- even with new AC Delco tensioner and belt!

The bolts were not the problem. I tightened the after market bolts I got from Advanced into the block at the junk yard. The bolt holes in the block were plenty deep enough to crush the flanges on...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-06-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,805
Posted By DavidJames
Re: Tensioner rattle is back -- even with new AC Delco tensioner and belt!

Wrong part? :x Kiss my patootie. It is the cheap part that all the auto parts stores except for one sell for your Saturn. The problem is with the part not the installation. Mechanics are bolting...
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-06-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,805
Posted By DavidJames
Mad Re: Tensioner rattle is back -- even with new AC Delco tensioner and belt!

The tensioner is in the timing chain cover? NO, you are wrong. I went to a local junk yard to get a timing cover. When they pulled it, I discovered that the tensioner connects directly to the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-21-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,805
Posted By DavidJames
Re: Tensioner rattle is back -- even with new AC Delco tensioner and belt!

Message edited by admin per poster request.

Same problem here with 96 Saturn SL2. The original belt tensioner on my vehicle lasted 120,000 miles. The replacement I got from Autozone under the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-16-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,805
Posted By DavidJames
Re: Tensioner rattle is back -- even with new AC Delco tensioner and belt!

NOTE: The aftermarket bolts could also be to blame for stripping the threads on the timing cover. The certified mechanic that Advanced Autoparts sent over said the Advanced bolt were made of a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-16-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,805
Posted By DavidJames
Re: Tensioner rattle is back -- even with new AC Delco tensioner and belt!

Does anyone have a photo of the original (OEM) Saturn belt tensioner? There appear to be three holes for the original tensioner, two on the top and one and one on the bottom. The aftermarket belt...
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