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As title i think i my aux belt tensioner is knackered. There is a grinding/worn out noisy...noise coming from washer bottle area.
If i push on the tensioner, just a little pressure, i can feel it and the noise changes for the usual quieter.

So of it is this any fixes?? Or if i got replace it....how much will i get shafted?

Anyone else had this problem??

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Hi,only answer is to change it really. I changed mine and the belt at the same time. Not much room in there but straight forward enough.
Tensioner was from Euro if I remember correctly. With forum discount its not the end of the world.
 

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Cool man i thought it might be the case. So did yours just develop a noise then?

Dont suppose u remember how much it was would you?

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You can get a new pulley and bearing from united motorsports which has a readily available bearing in it. So works out cheaper in the long run, and you don't need to buy a new tensioner each time
 

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You can get a new pulley and bearing from united motorsports which has a readily available bearing in it. So works out cheaper in the long run, and you don't need to buy a new tensioner each time
Ah cool man
ill look into that. Ill ring my mate at vw too see if he can get just the pulley.

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If i remember correctly, i paid like £30 something quid for my tensioner from GSF
 

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Yeah i wouldnt let the tensioner belt snap or you could be looking at a lot higher costs! Its a simple job mate, 22mm spanner to take the tension off the belt, remove the belt, allen keys holding the tesioner on the block, then whip a new one on along with a new belt and put tension back on belt! Nothing to line up, just make sure the ribs of the belt are in the grooves of the pulleys.
 

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Yeah i wouldnt let the tensioner belt snap or you could be looking at a lot higher costs! Its a simple job mate, 22mm spanner to take the tension off the belt, remove the belt, allen keys holding the tesioner on the block, then whip a new one on along with a new belt and put tension back on belt! Nothing to line up, just make sure the ribs of the belt are in the grooves of the pulleys.
Hey man yer i appreciate that. It looks simple enough. Did you take washer bottle out at all??

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I just bought one. Genuine one i could get for 88inc vat. Mate at euros gor me one for 66inc. It an INA one. It will be alright you think guys??

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I fitted a pattern one.
No probs with it all. You should be fine.
Hey msn. Yes its all on now.
Was ok to fit actually, once i got to it haha.

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