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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Question: Serpetine Belt tensioner.

 

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southbeachdolphin, 3.1L V6, Miami Beach, FL, January 26, 2010, 05:44
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Noticed that the Belt slips a bit to the right on the tensioner itself once the engine is turned on. Assuming that it is aligning itself automatically... In addition, noticed that the pulley surface is smooth...Is that normal? Greatly appreciate any info....
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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, January 26, 2010, 10:01
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    This sounds normal. The belt will move side to side a bit as the engine is running, and the pulley is normally smooth. Are you having problems with the belt or just observing?

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    southbeachdolphin, January 26, 2010, 10:19
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    Thats what i thought. No issues with the belt so far ;). Thanks much for taking the time to respond.
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    Bret Bodas, January 26, 2010, 10:35
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    You're very welcome!

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    Brickell Motors (see my shops), December 20, 2010, 08:32
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    It could also be if your power steering was leaking it could have been falling on the Belt.

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