Chevrolet Impala Problem Report
Chevrolet Impala Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley May Wear Out
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.
Makes a loud squealing noise, hard to turn, battery light comes on, and slight burning smell. - Visitor
pulley bad,shredded my serpentine belt. - Visitor
Strange noise under hood with smoking.tried to reverse car back a little and then the belt the runs alternator, ac, etc breaks and then the car locks up meaning steering wheel get hard high temp sign comes on. Etc - Visitor
REPLACE SERPENTIN ,BELT, & PULLEY - Visitor
Tensioner Pulley locked up and shredded the serpentine belt. Easy fix - Mccreary01
Just bought my 2003 chevy impala from a private dealer, it only has 22,000 miles on it but was a salvaged title. Three days after purchasing the vehicle I noticed a loud screechy/grinding noise coming from under the hood. I've only noticed it do it a few times since yesterday, not at all times but it's really loud and annoying so we checked under the hood and it seems to be coming from the belt. I'm going to get it looked at on Monday to see what for sure needs to be replaced. - Visitor
Tensioner pulley froze up and belt broke. Replaced TENSIONER PULLEY and serpentine belt...shop cost was $156.12. Thought it was a little high but the weather was cold (15 degrees) and I didn't want to be outside working on it. You should be able to buy a replacement pulley for $35/45 and time to change requires about 1/2 to 3/4 hour. If weather was warmer I could have saved $100 plus by doing it my self. - Visitor
same thing happened to me, the pulley assembly became loose and as I was driving the engine would shut off from loss of power at stop lights. had it replaced today and it runs new.. the spring wore out in the old assembly. - Visitor
its has happened to my car 4 or 5 times in the pasted 2years.. same part keeps breaking... and fan belt falls off... my mechanic cant figure it out... should I bring to chevy dealer is it warrenty - Visitor
Serpentine belt snapped, after about 2 months of an on-again/off-again squeal. Shop said it was because the tensioner pulley had seized, and had to replace the pulley and the belt. - Visitor
pulley actually jumped out of socket too far and off belt so I had no power steering at all - kjabat
I have changed my serpentine belt 2 times the first at 35000 miles and again at 70M + miles but never the pulley - Honolulu
Belt is squeeking and the pulleys are loose. - Visitor
to local mechanic and repaired at our cost. - Visitor
I've replaced the tensioner 3 times for good measure. Checked pulley alignment multiple times...
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