Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: somewhere near Charlotte, NC
Vehicle: 1999 5.9 V8 Durango
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Replace Belt Tensioner
My 99 Durango is starting to get real chatty around the drivebelt. I went to a mechanic, and they played with it a bit, and said that the drivebelt tensioner was practically dead. He said it moves, but I did not watch them. I have some questions, and hope that someone can help.
1) I assume that it's common for these to wear out in time. After all, the D has 171,000 miles on it.
2) Is it relatively easy to replace? Do I just take the belt off, then unbolt the tensioner, then bolt on the new one?
3) On AutoZone.com, I found a DAYCO Belt Tensioner for a 1999 Dodge Truck Durango 4WD for $62.99 (part number 305215). Is that a good price, or should I order elsewhere?
Thanks in advance.
1999 5.9 V8 Durry SLT 4x4