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Pontiac Sunfire Serpentine Belt Tensioner May Fail

 
Pontiac Sunfire Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Engine Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 128,313 mi (55,000 mi - 192,548 mi)

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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.

  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 90,000 mi

    Clicking noise coming from car while being driven and during idle. Turned out to be the serpentine belt tensioner was not functioning properly. Repaired for $160 total

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 185,000 mi

    belt came off 3-4 times

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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    My car started up fine no noise, no clicking, nothing. I put it in reverse and it just stopped, I kept trying to
    start it wouldn't turn over and it hasn't started since. I was told its the timing belt. It hasn't been fixed yet I'm sending it to a shop next week.

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  • Visitor, , 76,000 mi

    A loud clanking, slapping sound suddenly began coming from under the hood while driving. The car was driving fine before and during. I did not feel safe driving, so I pulled over and had the car towed. The service center was able to diagnose the problem as the main drive belt and tensioner. The belt was in bad shape. It cost $300 to replace.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 127,300 mi

    wondering what the cost is replace it, squeaks like crazy!

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  • Visitor, , 141,000 mi

    HAD THIS PROBLEM TOOK IT TO THE DEALER AND THEY REPLACED IT BUT IT COST ME $652.00

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 192,548 mi

    came apart in pieces

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