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CARQUEST by Dayco Belt Tensioner

Part No. 89233 Warranty Details  

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Dayco No Slack Automatic Belt Tensioners are specifically built to outperform and outlast competitive OE parts. The heavy duty cast aluminum spring case resists cracking and fatigue. Each component is built to resist rust, endure the toughest of conditions while promoting quieter performance and longer life.

Product Features:
  • Manufactured with a specially coated patented flat wire spring to allow the internal tension to be concentric, thus providing a more even degree of constant tension
  • Contains a metallic locator pin built to withstand extreme drive demands and properly locate the tensioner for installation
  • The patented Deflected Arm Plate dampens arm movement, prolonging the life of the tensioner by limiting the amount of rotational movement
  • This tensioner includes the required hardware for proper installation
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Belt Type:Serpentine
Mounting Type:Automatic
Pulley Diameter:76 in
Pulley Material:Steel
Pulley Type:Flat
Pulley Width:26 in

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CARQUEST by DaycoBelt Tensioner
 
4.0

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (16)
  • Durable (9)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Improves engine efficiency (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (14)
  • Replacement (12)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (9), Casual driver (8), Mechanic (6), Competitive driver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

IF YOU WANT "NO SLACK" TRUST DAYCO!!!

ANOTHER GREAT AFTER-MARKET PART BY DAYCO{SO SLACK}!
LIGHT IN WEIGHT,YET STRONG ON QUALITY.
THUMBS UP FOR ADDING THE EXTRA BOLTS TO COVER THE VARIATIONS OF SIZES USED,DEPENDING ON YOUR INSTALLATION...Read complete review

ANOTHER GREAT AFTER-MARKET PART BY DAYCO{SO SLACK}!
LIGHT IN WEIGHT,YET STRONG ON QUALITY.
THUMBS UP FOR ADDING THE EXTRA BOLTS TO COVER THE VARIATIONS OF SIZES USED,DEPENDING ON YOUR INSTALLATION NEED'S.ALSO,GREAT JOB ON THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a top quality part

I only recommend this part for those who cannot possibly afford a higher quality part, or who needs it right now. Dayco makes good rubber products and should have continued in that market. ...Read complete review

I only recommend this part for those who cannot possibly afford a higher quality part, or who needs it right now. Dayco makes good rubber products and should have continued in that market. The original tensioner lasted 130k miles. The first replacement squealed almost as bad as the one it replaced. I swapped it under warrantee with less than 100 miles on it. The second replacement spring is slightly bound in the housing. It chirps on cold start until the engine is warm.

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5.0

Great replacement part.

By 

from LaPorte,Indiana

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Belt Tensioner:

      Easily installed. Fit just like original. Happy so far.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      SQUEAL IMMEDIATELY STOPPED

      By 

      from Bath, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Direct Replacement
      • Easily Installed

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Oe Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Belt Tensioner:

      Replaced belt and began to hear a squeal. Found a very worn tensioner bearing. Easily found item on Advance Auto website.
      Upon installation, squeal immediately ceased. Have read regarding some items experiencing premature failure. I cannot comment on this at this time. Part appears of very good quality. Instructions easily read and followed. The package even contains parts for modifying the original mounting bolts should that be of necessity.
      Overall a very good part at a good price.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      New bolt works better than the original torx bolt.

      By 

      from Central SC

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      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Belt Tensioner:

        The old part was difficult to remove due to the T45 torx bolt which had an A/C metal line in way of rachet with torx bit. The conventional replacement bolt was far easier to reinstall. The replacement bolt (1 of 3 choices) came with package and instructions stated not to reuse the old torx bolt. That was good news. The A/C lines and compressor had recently been replaced so that may have been reason for lack or normal space to remove old torx bolt.

         
        5.0

        Easy to replace on 03 ford Taurus

        By 

        from Richmond, VA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Belt Tensioner:

        Very easy to install on 03 Ford Taurus, we were having issues with the belt squealing like crazy on take off or any acceleration. The shop originally replaced the serpentine belt and idler pulley hoping that would fix it, and for a day it wasn't making any noises. On the second day however the squealing came back. The shop wanted almost 150 to install the tensioner so we decided to do it ourselves and save over 100 dollars. Install took about 10 minutes, a little tight to get to, but once you take the idler pulley off, it was accessible. VERY IMPORTANT: use the bolt it comes with in the box! It says in the instructions if you use the bolt that you took off of the old one, it will be immediate failure of the tensioner! The factory bolt is tapered, and the replacement is a standard bolt with a washer

         
        5.0

        Great item fit perfect

        By 

        from Phila pa

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Belt Tensioner:

        Installed very easily

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Check your fit first

        By 

        from pa

        About Me Casual Driver

        Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Belt Tensioner:

        This part does not fit a 2002 Taurus with a vin S engine only 2 and U vins despite what the listing says.

         
        2.0

        be ready to replace in one year

        By 

        from Phillipsburg, NJ

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        Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Belt Tensioner:

        On my fourth one of these. All were shot in about one year. Pay more for the dealer part if you can.

         
        5.0

        Eliminated Chirp

        By 

        from Chicago area

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Good Availability

        Cons

        • None so far

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Performance Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Belt Tensioner:

        Replaced the belt on my 3.0L Ranger.
        Immediately after starting, a chirp sound happened which got worse over time.
        Changed original tensioner (lasted 175K miles)with this unit, chirp immediately went away.
        IIRC, there were a few different size belts for this engine, may contribute to problems if the wrong size is used.

         
        4.0

        No More Belt Squeaking

        By 

        from Montgomery, WV

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        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Improves Engine Efficiency
        • No More Squeaking

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Eliminates Belt Squeaking
          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Belt Tensioner:

          Serpentine belt was squeaking off & on for about a year. Changed belts & it got worse! I finally decided to purchase & install this Belt Tensioner. Install wasnt bad at all on my 3.0 6cyl 2001 Ranger. I wish I had done this a year ago. I recommend this product. So far so good!

           
          5.0

          No more squeak!

          By 

          from Prospect, VA

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Belt Tensioner:

            Purchased this for a 2006 Taurus that had a new belt, but still squeaked. The original tensioner spring apparantly was worn as this fixed it. Ford used several different types of mounting bolt and this single part covers all of them, which is a nice touch. Read the instructions that come with this part regarding the different style mounting bolts and the bag of bolts that come with the new tensioner!

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            4 Questions | 5 Answers
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            • Q:

              I replaced the part about 4 months ago and this past week the mounting pin broke off. The only thing I could think of is when I replaced it the bolt that it came with was about 1/2 an inch to long so I cut it down. What should I do when I put the new one in?
              Asked on 11/10/2010 by Mielke

              1 answer

              • A:

                replace with the 1 inch

                Answered on 12/6/2010 by buzzturk from SF
            • Q:

              For the tensioner I purchased it says "torque down to a tight fit" it does not give any pound information. What pound is required?
              Asked on 10/24/2009 by adrian from st cloud, mn

              2 answers

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                To get the proper torque specifications, it is best to refer to a repair manual for that certain vehicle such as Haynes repair manuals which can be purchased at your local Advance Auto Parts store.

                Answered on 10/26/2009 by Mike from Advance Auto Parts
              • A:

                3.0L is 17 to 23 ft-lbs
                2.4L and 4.0L is 30 to 40 ft-lbs

                Answered on 2/11/2010 by Stint from Indiana
            • Q:

              for 99 ford tausar
              Asked on 10/21/2009 by Anonymous

              1 answer

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                A:

                The Advance Auto Parts website is designed to only display parts that are compatable with your vehicle. If you entered your vehicle information correctly and this part was presented to you then yes it will fit your vehicle.

                Answered on 10/22/2009 by Paul from Advance Auto Parts
            • Q:

              is yhis for a 99 ford
              Asked on 10/21/2009 by Anonymous

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                To ensure that we find you the correct Belt Tensioner for your 99 Ford, we request that you contact us at 1-877-ADVANCE.

                Answered on 10/27/2009 by Rob from Advance Auto Parts
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