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Oldsmobile Intrigue Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley May Wear Out

Oldsmobile Intrigue Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999

Average Mileage: 124,826 mi (105,653 mi - 144,000 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.


  • serpentine belt assembly wore out and failed. couldn't get just part needed, had to replace whole thing

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  • Visitor, , 144,000 mi

    The pulley would make a squeaking noise due to a bad bearing. I got one from Autozone for around 25 dollars.

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  • Visitor, , 105,653 mi

    The GM technician replaced my drive belt. Two days later the new belt failed. The tensioner pulley had worn out causing the belt to wear during acceleration. The new tensioner with labor cost nearly $600.00!

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