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Chevrolet Lumina Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley May Wear Out

Chevrolet Lumina Problem
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Model Year Affected: 1998

Engines Affected: 3.1L V6, 3.8L V6

Average Mileage: 130,044 mi (55,134 mi - 175,000 mi)


The serpentine belt tensioner pulley may wear out. Our technicians tell us that in order to get a new pulley from General Motors you must purchase a complete belt tensioner assembly.


  • Visitor, , 3.8L V6, 55,134 mi

    tension pulley broke

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  • Visitor, , 3.1L V6, 160,000 mi

    I replaced broken belt then the belt broke again after 2 months. I didn't notice anything at the time so I replaced it again. After about 15 minutes of driving, I could hear the belt shredding again. The tensioner was bouncing and needed to be replaced. Unfortunate thing is that when the belt broke, it tore into my CV boot, which also required replacement.

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  • Visitor, , 3.8L V6, 175,000 mi

    Belt tensioner pulley failed. Broke the serpentine belt.

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