bad tensioner? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat

1987-1991 Parley with regards to your 1987 to 1991 Bonneville, Olds 88 or Buick Le Sabre Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-25-2007, 11:33 AM   #1
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
redlobster is on a distinguished road
Default bad tensioner?

my mother in laws 90 bonneville , her belt keeps slipping off and i guess its been doing it awhile. I assume its the belt tensioner and want to know if i should replace the pulley its self or the whole assembly thing? i dont want to replace it for nothing. Anyways are there any walk throughs our anything to explain how to do it all? i dont have a chiltons or etc and she wont buy one .
redlobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 03:48 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road

Keeps slipping off?

Is the tensioner pulley wearing enough to have Play in it or wiggle? Also check the Water Pump, If the pump is going bad and being pulled in any direction the belt can come off, basicly walk off the pulley... Check it out and get back to us

Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 09:45 PM   #3
Posts like a V-Tak
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: North Central Texas
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
slightlines is on a distinguished road
Default Belt

How old is the belt?
slightlines is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bad, bad, bad, bad vibrations.... SilverSleeper8704 2000-2005 11 07-30-2010 06:42 AM
is this tensioner bad? tpulliam79 1992-1999 5 05-08-2008 02:34 PM
BAD one liners. Bad, really really bad, but still funny. BonnieBrougham Lounge 3 12-16-2004 06:38 PM
Help... Bad tensioner, how can I tell? redssei01 2000-2005 3 11-18-2004 09:51 AM
Another bad tensioner pulley jerseyjoe General GM Chat 1 02-23-2004 12:35 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:45 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.