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Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley May Wear Out on Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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.

 

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Chevrolet Monte Carlo Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 124,246 (78,000–198,000)
Engines affected: 3.4L V6, 3.8L V6
8 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley froze up and the belt Serpentine Belt broke, had to replace the whole assembly.
Serpentine belt tensioner pully failed. Was able to nurse care to nearby Autozone which had the pulley. replaced belt also. Approximately $40 in parts.
The tension pully locked up and broke the serpentine belt, i called my local autopart store and they had both the pulley by its self for $20.00 or a complete unit for $104.00, i chose the pully by its self. due to that the tensionor was good, and i had now coolant leaks, it took me all of 20 minutes to replace the pully and the new belt, was not hard to do, after all is done the car is back on the road.
Cost me $100 for the whole pulley & tensioner . Luckily I had a friend fix for cheap labor! More work than I thought. But works great!
Engine overheated one day. Next day, added coolant directly into radiator, it immediately flowed out near the water pump. Towed to dealer, diagnosis was "cross over parts - tensioner inlet pipe". $511. parts & labor.