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Drive Belt Tensioner Pulley

By Daniel Dillon, April 27, 2009

In order to keep proper belt tension, the drive belt tensioner pushes the drive belt tensioner pulley against the drive belt.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Drive Belt Tensioner Pulley

  • Grinding, growling, or squeaking type noise from drive belt area
  • The drive belt will not stay on

Drive Belt Tensioner Pulley Related Repair Advice

  • The tensioner idler pulley should always be inspected when the drive belt or the tensioner is replaced
  • In some cases, the tensioner pulley can be replaced separately from the tensioner

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