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Old 01-03-2013, 01:05 PM   #799
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Originally Posted by WDE46 View Post

3. The hydraulic tensioner is quite expensive. Rather than buying the whole unit, you may just want to see if you can convert to the mechanical. I don't know if this is possible. If not, then the critical components are the hydraulic arm and the pulley bearing. Those two things need to be replaced probably.
I recommend replacing parts with the best possible and that means hydraulic for hydraulic.
Put a new one in two months ago for about $7-80 if I recall.
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