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98 Sebring flapping serpentine belt 2.5L

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Old 02-12-2018, 08:40 PM
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Has anyone else encountered this? At idle my serpentine belt flaps almost 1 inch And makes a very audible buzzing sound. It isnít slipping, and the air conditioning works fine and so does the alternator. Do I just need to replace the belt or should I replace the belt and the tensioner? Iíve never seen a serpentine belt do this.
 
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:56 PM
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Never mind. It’s a manual adjusting tensioner, not a spring loaded. No if I could just get that ball to move that adjust the tension…
 
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:30 PM
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*bolt
 
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:29 AM
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You need to loosen the nut at the center of the tensioning pulley first, then tighten the adjusting bolt. There should be 2 adjusters, one for alt/P/steering and another for A/C.
Make sure the pulley bearing has not gone bad causing such belt play(looseness), and there should only be 1/2" deflection of belt measured between P/s and Alternator pulleys. Do NOT overtighten the belt...it will cause bearing damage to the alternator and/or P/Steering pump.
 
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