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Old 07-22-2018, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default New tensioner assembly, new belt... Still getting p0a92. Help!

I've got a 2008 Saturn vue green line.
My tensioner was screwed causing the belt to slip, and I kept getting the p0a92 code for Hybrid generation performance. So I've replaced the whole tensioner assembly and belt, it no longer slips, but the code keeps coming back.

Do I need a new generator??

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Old 07-22-2018, 06:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: New tensioner assembly, new belt... Still getting p0a92. Help!

I don't know of any Starter Generators that have failed, Is the replacement belt the correct one by application?

Also maybe the following may help :

Conditions for Clearing the DTC
•The diagnostic system has not been disabled.
•There are no crank sensor faults.
•There are no engine coolant temperature sensor faults.
•There are no mass air flow sensor faults.
•There are no intake air temperature sensor faults.
•There are no starter/generator temperature faults.
•There are no starter/generator position sensor faults.
•There are no starter/generator speed faults.
•There are no starter/generator torque delivered faults.

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Old 07-22-2018, 09:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: New tensioner assembly, new belt... Still getting p0a92. Help!

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I don't know of any Starter Generators that have failed, Is the replacement belt the correct one by application?

Also maybe the following may help :

Conditions for Clearing the DTC
•The diagnostic system has not been disabled.
•There are no crank sensor faults.
•There are no engine coolant temperature sensor faults.
•There are no mass air flow sensor faults.
•There are no intake air temperature sensor faults.
•There are no starter/generator temperature faults.
•There are no starter/generator position sensor faults.
•There are no starter/generator speed faults.
•There are no starter/generator torque delivered faults.
100% the right belt. Tried a dayco or belt first, which just started slipping after a month. So switched to the best belt rock auto was selling. No slippage anymore, but still getting that code.
No other faults reporting.

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Old 07-23-2018, 11:43 PM   #4
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Default Re: New tensioner assembly, new belt... Still getting p0a92. Help!

Being at the dealer their is only one choose of belt ( the belt the parts guy gives me ) So I don't know if you the best one rock auto has is good enough.
I looked at (rock auto) the belts for 08 Vue hybrid, only one shows the OEM number.
See
https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/oem-pa...-belt-12629347

Back to rock auto. I don't believe 4 of 5 belts their showing is good enough for a Hybrid.
When check for the 08 Vue hybrid belt tensioner, some non hybrid tensioners are show.
Calling rock auto customer service to confirm cross reference to OEM belt number may be something to try.

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Old 07-25-2018, 09:06 AM   #5
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Default Re: New tensioner assembly, new belt... Still getting p0a92. Help!

Agreed; it uses an aramid core belt that is pretty unique; don't think I've ever seen an aftermarket. Probably a dealer-only part.

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Old 08-02-2018, 11:30 PM   #6
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Default Re: New tensioner assembly, new belt... Still getting p0a92. Help!

Well....

On everyone's advice I replaced the belt with the OEM gm belt. And GUESS WHAT!! IT DIDN'T WORK!

Drove it for 5 minutes and bam, same problem.

That's, new***dual*** tensioner assembly (and don't tell me it might be a non Hybrid tensioner, as only the hybrids come with the dual system)

A dayco belt, then a continental belt and now a GM aramid belt and still same &@$(- problem.





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Old 08-02-2018, 11:34 PM   #7
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Default Re: New tensioner assembly, new belt... Still getting p0a92. Help!

Before anyone claims of bought the wrong tensioner,

This is the one I bought:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B014RE...f=yo_pop_mb_pd

It's Ac Delco oem.


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Old 08-03-2018, 03:31 PM   #8
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Default Re: New tensioner assembly, new belt... Still getting p0a92. Help!

With zero familiarity of Vue hybrid use, an initial search turns up two sites with possible answers that may require more than casual knowledge of how any hybrid system operates. In addition, complicating this is using the automatic stop/start program to use the combination starter/generator. I'm fascinated with how technology is adapted but without in depth information, I'm left to guess or search for info. Since this is not an everyday issue and relates to the hybrid system, there are choices to figure this out; subscription to alldata or Mitchell for online access to service manuals, searching for more info for diy repairs, finding a repair shop specializing in hybrid vehicles or pay GM to figure it out. A new belt and tensioner that didn't correct the error implies a more complicated diagnostic process to determine where fault lies.

https://www.autocodes.com/p0a92.html

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/...reen+Line+Aura

The two sites are among many places to visit for possible clues. If diy, you'll have to search for help otherwise the alternatives should be considered.

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Well....

On everyone's advice I replaced the belt with the OEM gm belt. And GUESS WHAT!! IT DIDN'T WORK!

Drove it for 5 minutes and bam, same problem.

That's, new***dual*** tensioner assembly (and don't tell me it might be a non Hybrid tensioner, as only the hybrids come with the dual system)

A dayco belt, then a continental belt and now a GM aramid belt and still same &@$(- problem.





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You posted that the belt was slipping. We recommended you use an OEM part since it's unique to the GM BAS system. No need to get upset that it didn't fix the problem; using the correct part was the right thing to do, as now you've eliminated that as the mode of failure. And yes, only the dual tensioner will fit the LAT motor, so it's also the correct part.

Next part up the chain would be the motor/generator, but before throwing more parts at it, it's probably time to take it to a tech familiar with the drivetrain.

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