Originally Posted by lash
Ouch! That $375 was not a good price, IMO. If he replaced the whole tensioner, that was listed around $150 at the local dealer here, but the labor for that whole job should have been no more than an hour, and that'* rounding up, IMO.
I looking at the 94 shop manual here, not 95, but removing the "tensioner" seems a little bigger job than that....
For the supercharged version, they got you draining the coolant, moving the generator and the power-steering pump.
For the non-supercharged, they have you moving the power steering and loosening the generator.
Of course, WHY do we need to change the tensioner, when its is usually just the pulley bearing freezing. Unscrew the pulley with right-hand torque; its a left-hand thread, and for 20 dollars replace the pulley.
Am I missing something? How does the "tensioner" fail (exclusive of the pulley)?