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@  99RegalClone : (03 May 2016 - 05:00 AM) hey guys and gals, hows everyone been doing? sorry im not on as much and seeing i dont have my centuregal. but i do get to see it when the new owner wants me to change the oil and stuff
@  cryptnix : (26 April 2016 - 12:25 AM) I find it strange user rjmjr69 has 8 million active posts...
@  cryptnix : (26 April 2016 - 12:24 AM) Waffle. Waffle. Shuffle. Shuffle.
@  00GrcyGtr : (20 April 2016 - 09:38 PM) I always seem to have several T40 bits, they are used in many other applications also.
If I seen any shine on the nug tips, I pitch, but I have noticed as you mention, the rounding of the ends of those.
I hit the end with a tool and flatten it out, they work for a few more jobs.
Maybe that's why I seem to have so many?
@  tippietoejoe : (14 April 2016 - 08:04 AM) Seems that my T40 bit was not truly flat on the end and thus not fitting all the way into the bolt. With a new T40 I was able to remove the bolts.....so to answer my own question a T40 is the size and just make sure the end of the bit it completely flat.
@  tippietoejoe : (12 April 2016 - 09:12 PM) Does anyone know the torx bit size of the SC snout bolt?...I have a t40 it was too small and a t45 is too large. I searched lowes and advance auto and they only sell t40 t45 t50. thanks guys
@  gojo83 : (08 April 2016 - 04:09 AM) Talked to the body guy buddy of mine today 90ish % of the key damage will literally buff out he said there is only about maybe 1-1.5 inches of actual deep damage
@  marcleach75 : (28 March 2016 - 09:31 PM) Vandals galore in that neighborhood. Crappy.
@  gojo83 : (28 March 2016 - 09:07 PM) yup whole side of the car
@  marcleach75 : (28 March 2016 - 08:15 PM) really?
@  gojo83 : (28 March 2016 - 02:15 PM) what kind of asshole keys a car
@  Akviruz : (27 March 2016 - 09:01 PM) anyone on?
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@  amarx2002 : (14 March 2016 - 09:40 PM) Sup fellas. Haven't been on herein a few years. About to throw a GSX spoiler on classifieds. Just a heads up if anyone's interested
@  gojo83 : (14 March 2016 - 03:16 PM) new 9c1 sway in the rear new tie rod ends new struts all around, new dorman sway up front new GA rear brakes new fbody brakes up front car drives so much better and will be even better when the alignment is done
@  Tobias05 : (01 March 2016 - 09:01 PM) i was just a bit surprised it seemed i got almost 3/4 turn on my lugs before the TQ wrench clicked. I thought i had the wrong TQ setting it scared me lol...
@  tippietoejoe : (01 March 2016 - 06:36 PM) I completely agree, although I get lazy sometimes
@  00GrcyGtr : (01 March 2016 - 06:04 PM) I've always felt it was best to torque nuts, then drive a couple miles and re-check torque. This is just my OC opinion, but having been around racing and road track cars, it got to be a habit.
@  Tobias05 : (01 March 2016 - 09:42 AM) Is it common to have to re-torque lug nuts after front wheel hub R&R test drive?

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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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