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@  RegalTraveler : (31 October 2014 - 02:48 AM) Eh, I don't know anything about replacing the wire or the dash piece. Just guessing, but Dash sounds like more of a pain and higher probability of making an oops that you have to look at everyday. Can you run a temp cable from the sensor to where it terminates (or maybe vampire tap a temp wire to it at both ends) to see if it corrects the problem? I'd rather test that connection before tearing up the dash and replacing electronics. But that's just me.
@  keithr182 : (30 October 2014 - 09:46 PM) Tough call. I'd go with swaybars if you want a noticeable difference. Intake if you want more of a sound difference. But for me when I did sways and downpipe at the same time, it was an awesome upgrade.
@  Tobias05 : (30 October 2014 - 08:52 PM) Already own a DP, so with the sways I could install that too...
@  Tobias05 : (30 October 2014 - 08:51 PM) GMPP sway bars, or JMB intake?
@  RoadMonster : (30 October 2014 - 06:35 PM) you can guy performed 90 degree heater hose to avoid the belts
@  keithr182 : (30 October 2014 - 05:48 PM) Does anyone have any tips on routing intercooler hoses? I want to make sure they don't contact the belts, and it seems everyone has a slightly different setup.
@  Murphinator : (30 October 2014 - 02:46 AM) AARP bolts huh ? those must be old guy bolts ha ha
@  Crazyguy03 : (29 October 2014 - 04:48 PM) Got them AARP bolts installed
@  BlackBetty : (29 October 2014 - 05:29 AM) yes that is the sensor.. i did read about the wire due to the path it travels under the battery. I just wanted to know if replacing the dash piece for 30-50 bucks would solve it vs having to rewire or trace that. ill admit that would be a real PITA for me
@  RegalTraveler : (29 October 2014 - 03:00 AM) Hrmm.. I had that thermostat issue a few years ago. Sux b/c it affects the A/C since it already thinks it's balls cold out. I'd half wonder if it's not the sensor itself, but a faulty wire? Also, the ambient sensor you refer to, is that the one in front of the radiator? That's the one I had to swap.
@  Froman003 : (25 October 2014 - 07:32 PM) eliminated the extra baffles and plastic behind the headlight to allow more airflow through the filter
@  BlackBetty : (24 October 2014 - 02:26 AM) what did you do to the air box?
@  Froman003 : (23 October 2014 - 11:32 PM) Brake uprgrade and air box gut finished!! what a difference!!
@  BlackBetty : (23 October 2014 - 07:55 PM) if my climate control displays 50F at all times does that mean its bad and i need a new one? Ive gone thru 3 ambient temp sensors and no luck fixing it
@  BlackBetty : (21 October 2014 - 10:06 PM) lol at the milkshake song
@  kdubb : (21 October 2014 - 06:28 PM) Nvm. I don't need a pulley puller lol
@  kdubb : (21 October 2014 - 05:32 PM) Do i need a pulley puller for the p/s pump, if i need to move it out of the way, to replace the water pump?..98 gs
@  Frank : (21 October 2014 - 03:12 PM) lol
@  marcleach75 : (21 October 2014 - 01:11 PM) Thanks, I needed that.
@  buck531 : (21 October 2014 - 12:47 PM) milkshake brings all the LIM's to the yard.

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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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