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Hi. I'm trying to replace the belt and having trouble finding the notch on the tensioner to attach a break out wrench or some other tool to release tension. The vehicle is a 1996 GMC Suburban K2500 7.4 liter Vortex engine with AC and approximately 140K miles. These are the best pictures I could manage given the tight clearance. Here, the tensioner can be seen below the alternator. Here are similar parts I found online, but not sure if they're the same exact part. If anyone has worked on one of these, I'd appreciate some suggestions.
Hello All, I am new to the forums here and feel this would be a great place to get some info.. On my 2015 Sierra 1500 5.3L (23,000 miles) there is an interesting squeal/squeak noise that I hear on cold starts in the mornings. When the engine is warm or once the weather warms up throughout the day, the start up squeak is gone. It's been going on at least twice a week for the past year and it hasn't really bugged me until now. It could possibly be the belt or a pulley.. I am very well aware of the natural noises that these direct injection engines make (the ticking of the injectors, the cranking sound on start up, etc). I will put up a link to my youtube video of the truck making the noise. (Hopefully the link works). The squeal is right at the 4 second mark. Truck is under warranty and the guys down at my dealership are good to work with so if I have to bring it in I will.. I would just like to not have to deal with coordinating my schedule, obtaining a loaner, etc.. Any input would be great.. Thanks everyone!!!
Hello, my name is Kyle. I am new to GM-Trucks.com and am just starting to really get into do it yourself projects. I will be taking my 1987 GMC S15 pickup down to florida next week for the Daytona 500 from New Jersey. But first I need to replace the belt tensioner. I understand the part of taking it off and putting the new one on but in videos I keep watching them keep mentioning something about the torque when I tighten the new tensioner. When tightening it I don't just tighten it with a socket? I need a torque wrench? Any help or tips you guys or girls can provide me with for this project would be greatly apprciated. Thanks!!!