Siezed tensioner assembly?????
has any one ever experienced this on a car?
was going after a friends LIM gaskets to change them out as well as the valve cover gaskets. so the first thing i did was go to remove the belts. got the */C belt off just fine no troubles. went to take the serpentine belt off and the tensioner refuses to move more than a few MMs, not enough to get the belt off let alone put a new one on. needless to say the LIM and such did not get done today.
i am seriously dumb founded on this!!! i have seen them fail from losing their tension capabilities but never seen one do this.
2005 Pontiac Bonneville GXP
2008 Chevy Impala 3LT 3.9L (9C3)
2000 SSXP (retired) all over the country in a million pieces