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@  Toolman : (12 November 2016 - 01:38 AM)

sorry wrong bar I was searching for this

@  Toolman : (12 November 2016 - 01:38 AM)

newbie guide

@  fury413rb : (04 November 2016 - 09:25 PM)

what is the black molding on the door called? looking for replacements but I cant even figure out what to look for

@  MarshalC : (04 November 2016 - 01:58 AM)

grandprixforums is down

@  Loly : (24 October 2016 - 11:23 AM)

Just an FYI, no biggy as we have exchanged e-mail addresses now so all is good Dave! Thanks

@  WildGS : (24 October 2016 - 04:18 AM)

sorry...will work on it.

@  Loly : (23 October 2016 - 05:27 PM)

Could someone please fix the email notification that says we have received a PM. Got a lot going down and with this communication breakdown, it looks like I or him are ignoring each other. Please review

@  fury413rb : (19 October 2016 - 08:37 PM)

havent been on here in forever - just got my regal back

@  WildGS : (12 October 2016 - 03:55 PM)

I think the email is screwed up or something. Alot more is about to be messed up as we move to a different host. Sorry for any issues or downtime.

@  Murphinator : (09 October 2016 - 01:14 AM)

who ever is currently playing gatekeeper for new members please check moderator section , got PM'ed on another board by someone trying to join here

@  PimpJ : (15 September 2016 - 06:52 PM)

Hey, its been awhile since ive been on. Hope you all are well. Just got recall 15757 done today for my 01 Regal GS. Now if only a recall would come in for my faulty ignition switch.

@  WeBlown : (14 September 2016 - 04:15 PM)

Haven't been here in a while, my condolences to our lost member and his family.

@  jmaechtlen : (10 September 2016 - 04:58 AM)

thanks! funny that anyone selling rod inserts doesn't also offer the bolts, since you're supposed to replace the bolts whenever you take it apart.

@  tippietoejoe : (07 September 2016 - 12:59 AM)

forgot that the enter key sends rather than spaces between lines...lol

@  tippietoejoe : (07 September 2016 - 12:58 AM)

http://www.wholesalegmpartsonline.com/products/Buick/2000/Regal4DRGS/BOLT-Engine-Connecting-Rod-Cap/3009850/25531956.html

@  tippietoejoe : (07 September 2016 - 12:58 AM)

you should be able to get rod bolts at the dealer. You can also find them online aswell here is a cutaway for you and the bolt GM part number.

@  jmaechtlen : (06 September 2016 - 07:18 PM)

are stock rod bolts a dealer item, or does someone carry them?

@  Tobias05 : (01 September 2016 - 09:06 PM)

RIP

@  OhMyGS : (31 August 2016 - 11:53 AM)

"I'm feeling a little unruhly at this moment!" RIP Shawn

@  Murphinator : (29 August 2016 - 01:04 AM)

sorry to hear about Mr. Unruhly , my condolences to any members that knew him personally


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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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