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Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley May Wear Out on Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 143,060 (75,000–203,546)
Engine affected: 3.8L V6
9 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
21 people reported this problem
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Rattling sound like balbearings loose
tension pulley made a kind of squeeling/ grinding noise a week prior to it going out and the belt slipping off.
Pulley making real loud noise
First I had my car running then it just cut off then when I was drive it act like it wanted to cut off then as I drive some more it cut off again and wouldnt start back up
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