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Old 10-21-2007, 12:04 PM   #11
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In this pic (note that this is a SC belt tensioner, but the marks still work the same for yours), you'll see a small triangular marker on the outside edge of the tensioner ponting to the far left single line of the scale on the black part nearest the 0 in the part number. This is bad.


http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...on+mark#687383

Ideally you want it pointing to the left-most of the 3 adjacent lines to the right.
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I'm really sorry, for some reason the pic isn't showing up :(
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There'* a willwren pic in this thread of his upper tensioner (as a reference):

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ensioner+marks

Plus, there'* also a lot of good tips from many of our other gearheads in there.

What about your reservoir fluid level? Were you able to get a look at it?
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Wow.. I definitely would never have found the PS fluid if you guys hadn't described it to me thanks, lol

my PS fluid appears to be plenty full. I checked out my belt tensioner (thanks willwren!), and I was having a hard time telling whether it was correct or not. That stupid belt is in the way... can someone maybe check out these picks and tell me if my belt tensioner is normal?

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Belt is not overly streched, Falls in the proper range... The Belt tensioner has been replaced before( notice the all metal pulley )...

I will have to try the Lucas stop leak stuff as well... Mine has whined and seeped a tad for years...

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I will have to try the Lucas stop leak stuff as well... Mine has whined and seeped a tad for years...
Hmm, guess I'll have to do that as well, seeing as nothing else seems to be wrong... thanks SO much everyone!
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