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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:08 am 
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just had a vehicle inspection done on my car, cause im about to drive it 800kms..heh

the drive belt tensioner is apparently bent slightly and has too much movement, which is slowly bit by bit pulling my belt off of the wheels....

the mech said its a common fault in EL's...

has anyone else had this screwup on them, and any ideas on price to fix it ?
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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:10 am 
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get an AU one, all the same part ef-el best that I have seen, i dont know about common fault for an el, probably common full stop :0)

a new one i think is about 100 or get one from a wrecker for less off an AU if you can.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:17 am 
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they are the same EF - AU, they are about $185-200 new from ford, depending on your local dealer

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:25 am 
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If you go for a 2nd hand replacement, you should check out the pulley bearings, have a look at http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... highlight=
Check your drivebelt as well. Ensure it is absolutely the correct one.
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... =tensioner

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:25 am 
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MY tensioner itself was never a problem but the bearings in the pulley siezed up and melted the pulley into a nice little mess...

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:48 am 
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snap0964 wrote:
If you go for a 2nd hand replacement, you should check out the pulley bearings, have a look at http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... highlight=
Check your drivebelt as well. Ensure it is absolutely the correct one.
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... =tensioner



ahhh f' it, i'll just get a new one from fraud...

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:53 am 
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Bout $120 if memory serves me correctly. Pretty sure the I6 one same as V8...

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:02 pm 
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Bout $120 if memory serves me correctly. Pretty sure the I6 one same as V8...


120 isnt too bad.... better a belt tensioner than a head gasket i spose :P

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:16 pm 
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Agreed. Power steering is also a good feature to have operating.

I think i order my parts through maughen thiem - they deliver to my office for free....

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:15 pm 
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x3ros wrote:
ahhh f' it, i'll just get a new one from fraud...
May as well include a drivebelt as well . . . :idea:

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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
Bout $120 if memory serves me correctly. Pretty sure the I6 one same as V8...
120 isnt too bad.... better a belt tensioner than a head gasket i spose :P
Drivebelts coming off do some damage if they wrap around the balancer - I saw an EF wagon a few months ago with this - $1200 repair bill, bent P/steer pump shaft, water pump cactus, tensioner broken in half (that was pretty awesome), etc, etc.

 

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