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Old 04-21-2009, 12:33 PM
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Please Help An Absent-Minded Member: Tensioner

I needed a new belt tensioner. I had taken my original out to verify a part# this past Sunday. New tensioner came in today. I'm looking @ it, & I don't remember which pulley goes to what side. Both alignment nipples on the back are the same size, so that doesn't help. I'd experiment to find which way's right, but it's pouring outside, so it's a 1-shot deal. Anyone who lives in an area where it's not raining cats & dogs, can you check under your hood real quick & tell me which sides your ribbed & smooth pullies are on so I can get my truck running again?
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:40 PM
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I just pulled mine off but I'm not 100% positive on this but I think the ribbed one is on the left side and the smooth is on the right side.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:54 PM
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I just pulled mine off but I'm not 100% positive on this but I think the ribbed one is on the left side and the smooth is on the right side.
Thanks, symbols, I think you're right! Looking @ how the tensioner moves, I remember pulling my breaker bar to the left, which would have it positioned to what you just said. It'd be easier access to the 1/2 fitting for the breaker bar too. Sometimes I wish I'd just stop & look @ stuff before I take it apart!
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I would go look to make sure but my truck is broke and at home but I'm glad I could help
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:02 PM
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hang on man, and i'll go check
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standing in front of truck looking to the rear of truck, grooved is on the left side, and smooth is on the right side towards the engine.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:09 PM
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standing in front of truck looking to the rear of truck, grooved is on the left side, and smooth is on the right side towards the engine.
Thanks a lot, 19558077! Sorry it took so long to respond, but as soon as you posted I checked it out & both you & symbols are right! But guess what...................now I need an idler pulley! I think the bearings are shot as it's got some funky movement when the engine's running. So now with the new tensioner, my loud chirping's gone away, but now I have a constant squeal. Thank God there's only one way that pulley can go on, eh? Thanks again, man! I appreciate you checking your truck out to give me a hand!
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:19 PM
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no problem, i replaced my tensioner cause it had just a little too much play for my liking, but the new one wasnt any better than the old one
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well cory since you have the hood open again and again... you need to add the Radiator Insulator.
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well cory since you have the hood open again and again... you need to add the Radiator Insulator.
Radiator Insulator? What's that, Jarrod?
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