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Old 03-06-2011, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Belt Tensioner is squealing, how big of a job is it to replace it?

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Old 03-06-2011, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check out this NEC355 event to helpy do the work in you are intersted:
http://www.nec355.net/forums/showthread.php?t=675
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Too far to travel.

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Old 03-09-2011, 07:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The part is under $40, and a new belt is under $40.

Doesn't look like a big deal to swap the tensioner, anyone have any input?

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Old 03-10-2011, 01:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have not changed a Collie one but on most other vehicles they are mounted to the engine with one bolt. Take off the belt, remove the tensioner mounting bolt, and you will have the tensioner in your hand. Reverse the process to install the new one. The last one I installed was on a Ranger outside at about 5 below zero. It took about 5 minutes.

I have to assume the Collie is very similar.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It doesn't look hard at all, toughest part is the lack of space to work.

I'm going to put a new belt on at the same time, 100000 miles on the truck now.

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Old 03-16-2011, 05:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't know if you go over on the Nation site but here is a how to for the replacement. http://www.355nation.net/forum/how-perf ... ioner.html
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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The belt tentioner is not that bad me and aa friend replaced the alternator and belt tentioner and belt in about 3 hrs
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It stopped making noise, not sure what was in there. I sprayed some parts cleaner into it, then some lube.....and now it's quiet again.

I'll keep an eye on it and see if it starts again.

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Old 04-17-2011, 10:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
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It's possible the factory tensioner could be made in China. That might explain it.
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