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Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 04:04:55 GMT
From: "Hyperdog" <>
Subject: Re: 9000 tensioner problem?

My only experience with belt tensioner failure on a 9000 was growing noise followed by a bang and overheating. Don't remember vibration. Tom L. "Richard Sutherland-Smith" <> wrote in message > We have just replaced the chains in my friends 1996 9000 Aero > Automatic. He is now suffering from a vibration at low revs which > smooths out to be unnoticable up the rev range. The chains were all > adjusted to TDC and the marks on the balance shafts and cams all lined > up, and were still lined up having rotated the engine a few times by > hand before we put the timing cover back on. We put a new water-pump on > and top engine mounts, replaced the two pulleys and belt, and > reconditioned the starter and alternator. I am wondering now about the > belt tensioner and would like to know how this goes bad and the effects > of it doing so please? > Does anyone else have any ideas to work on? > -- > > Richard Sutherland-Smith > 19 Webb Road, Wanganui 5001, > New Zealand

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