Chevrolet Cavalier Problem Report
Chevrolet Cavalier Serpentine Belt Tensioner May Fail
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.
belt idler pulley or belt tensioner broke off while coming home from Reno, Nv last night. - Visitor
spring on tensioner failed, throwing belt - Visitor
Just bought the car. The tensioner squeals and I plan on replacing it - hashman
have replaced the serpentine belt 4 times each time at the 1st start of the day there's an awful squealing noise that lasts for about 5 to 10 minutes then stops, within the next 5 starts the belt shreds all on the inner side closest to the motor - Visitor
loud squealing that is on and off, it only does it every once in a while. But the longer the car runs the worse it gets. - Visitor
Serpentine belt came off, getting it replaced - Visitor
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 - Visitor
supposedly it gets replaces before 100,000 and now i hear it again.. it's a cavy thing. - melm1974
ive changed this 4 times in the last 6 months! - Visitor
The tensioners under warranty & they replaced it . Had 2 after market parts & 2 GM parts
every 3 months the timing tensioner goes out and i have to replace it. want to what may be causing this to happen. Also ive went through 3 serpentine belts in 3 days. I followed the diagram (start...
Is there instructions available on how to replace the Serpentine Belt?
i put on the belt but cant find where to tighten it.