The serpentine belt tensioner can fail; it may become noisy and/or the belt may jump off. Replacement of the failed tensioner will be necessary.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Cavalier Serpentine Belt Tensioner May Fail
Chevrolet Cavalier Problem
Engine Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 156,981 mi (92,000 mi - 210,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, 155,000 mi
Serpentine belt came off, getting it replaced
Visitor, 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 120,000 mi
Not only newer ones, have an 88 and a 92 which do it as well. not worth fixing if you can stand the noise haha
supposedly it gets replaces before 100,000 and now i hear it again.. it's a cavy thing.
Visitor, 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 164,000 mi
ive changed this 4 times in the last 6 months!