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Old 08-16-2010, 07:29 PM   #10
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1998 SC1
1996 SL
Default Re: Tensioner rattle is back -- even with new AC Delco tensioner and belt!

Stripped bolts in aluminum.
The original bolts corroded in, can cause the new bolts to be loose.
Retap next size up to fix. SAE taps and sizes can be used without the need for helicoils or the like.
Cheap aftermarket bolts can be undersized or of cheaper metal than originals.
Always reinstall the original bolts. (unless torque to yield)
Lube you nuts and bolts before removal.

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