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@  RegalTraveler : (28 August 2015 - 12:59 AM) My stomach's still churning. For some reason I decided it would be a good idea to trade in my '98 Regal GS for a Cherokee. They only gave me one grand for it, but I didn't have anywhere to store it and would just be paying continued fees and insurance. Had to give it up. I never realized until today how perfect the car was designed. Everything about the interior design was comfortable and convenient and well placed. I still think the exterior has a beautiful design. And I just can't compare the smooth ride and peppy pickup of this car. I already miss her, but out with the old, in with the new. My Jeep is almost the same color Blue, so I still have that little bit of memorabilia to remind me of her.
@  Marchi1 : (26 August 2015 - 04:15 PM) stainless band clamp from NAPA
@  Sapias Lupus : (26 August 2015 - 01:09 PM) Best clamp to use on Pacsetter from crossover to Y pipe?
@  tippietoejoe : (26 August 2015 - 08:30 AM) Yeah I saw that one but there are like 2 listed for GMs.....GM# 20915990 and GM# 15896222 and from the looks of that one it seems to be a GM# 15896222 and I think we use a GM# 20915990
@  keithr182 : (25 August 2015 - 08:01 PM) Hey Tippietoejoe, here's a link to buy an E85 gas cap: http://zzperformance...el-gas-cap.html
@  Marchi1 : (25 August 2015 - 05:01 PM) notfast I can hook you up with a guy looking to sell one in New Jersey. let me know
@  tippietoejoe : (21 August 2015 - 08:25 PM) Anyone know of a part number for a yellow e85 gas cap for a 2000 regal?
@  RoadMonster : (19 August 2015 - 08:17 PM) Who was the owner of the GS at the Haggard Garage meet? White Gs with wheels. Watched the video while drinking last night
@  Sapias Lupus : (19 August 2015 - 04:13 PM) Replaced my TPS and have a new set of HD CVs on the way.
@  Tobias05 : (18 August 2015 - 05:54 PM) Truebendz pipes come tomorrow, can't wait to drive the GS again!
@  Crazyguy03 : (16 August 2015 - 12:59 PM) Soo odd ... Well hey it works now so I can't complain. Just need to change up my password once in a while lol
@  WildGS : (16 August 2015 - 05:56 AM) Crazy....I don't understand this software at all.....I wish I had an answer
@  notfast : (16 August 2015 - 03:38 AM) still looking for a GS - notfast1@gmail.com - located in MD
@  Crazyguy03 : (16 August 2015 - 03:27 AM) But tell me why I changed my password and it works now?
@  Crazyguy03 : (16 August 2015 - 03:26 AM) Thanks for the suggestion I only switch to "full version" to use chat while on mobile. Both yeild same results. Very weird. I wanted to makemsure it wasn't a single device issue so I tried it everywhere
@  OhMyGS : (15 August 2015 - 01:25 PM) That's how I have been running for quite some time. Works good.
@  WildGS : (15 August 2015 - 03:14 AM) tapatalk prolly never set back up properly, try using the mobile skin on your phone directly through a browser
@  OhMyGS : (15 August 2015 - 01:44 AM) But I don't have this new content issue that you are having
@  OhMyGS : (15 August 2015 - 01:44 AM) I have the same issue with Tapatalk.
@  OhMyGS : (15 August 2015 - 01:44 AM) That really is weird.

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#1 Chi_Town

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:06 AM

Going through the pulleys I have been trying to figure out where this annoying squeeking has been comming from. Well it came down to changing the tensioner pulley out and it didn't fix the issue so i now just replaced the alternator but it still didn't fix the issue =(. While I was installing the alternator I noticed that while putting pressure onto the idler pulley to remove the belt, I kept hearing the squeek again, so im going to go with the idea that the issue is the tensioner itself.

Does anyone know where i can get a good used one ? Maybe a member here may have one !!

And maybe a general walk through with installing the part, I honestly need to get this part replaced ASAP because im sick of hearing the squeek.


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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:37 AM

MORAD AUTO PARTS! Morad auto parts, morad auto parts!!!!!! I can't say enough good about that place fast, and affordable! Just tell him what you are looking for, He'll get it!

Just remember most everything on the tensioner is left-hand-thread!

Here's the website, but you might search his ebay store first ( link on the site)....


http://www.moradpartscompany.com/

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:48 AM

MORAD AUTO PARTS! Morad auto parts, morad auto parts!!!!!! I can't say enough good about that place fast, and affordable! Just tell him what you are looking for, He'll get it!

Just remember most everything on the tensioner is left-hand-thread!

Here's the website, but you might search his ebay store first ( link on the site)....


http://www.moradpartscompany.com/



Ok but is there possibly a write up of it? Or can somone give me the steps from start to finish as to what I need to do to replace it? I can't amagin it being difficult but I dont want to screw anything up =)

Thanks again kevandkaye appreciate the insight I deff will look through his store and contact him if he doesn't have what im looking for .


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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:40 PM

the idler is easy to replace, just remove it by removing the bolt on the face and put on the new one. First take the belt off by releasing the tension on the tensioner with a wrench. This will be a good time to put a new belt on, not absolutely necessary but its good piece of mind and cheap so might as well do it. there is a diagram of the belt routing on a sticker that is in the engine compartment. this will be handy when it comes time to put the belt back on.

when it comes to pulleys, i do not recommend getting a used one. they are cheap enough that a used one doesnt make sense. esp since you dont know how many miles the used one has, it can go any day. do it right or do it twice! check rockauto, i bet you find a brand new one just as cheap as a used one.

I also recommend replacing it asap. a squealing idler means failure is eminent, and if its the acc belt if that goes you lose power steering, water pump, and alternator. not something you want happening when you're on the road.




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