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CARQUEST by Dayco Automatic Belt Tensioner

Part No. 89253 Warranty Details  
$38.49
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CARQUEST by Dayco® Automatic Belt Tensioners are specifically built to outperform and outlast competitive OE parts. 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
  • The heavy duty cast aluminum spring case resists cracking and fatigue
  • This tensioner is another CARQUEST by Dayco┬« product proudly made in the USA
  • Includes installation instructions
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Belt Type:Serpentine
Mounting Type:Automatic
Pulley Diameter:76 in
Pulley Material:Polymer
Pulley Type:Grooved
Pulley Width:28.7 in

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CARQUEST by DaycoAutomatic Belt Tensioner
 
4.3

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (15)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • No improvement in performance (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (8)
  • Replacement (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (6), Casual driver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dayco Works. I am partial to Gates

Some Dayco belts and tensioners just look a touch on the flimsy side to me. Belts look like there is a shiny and plastic content. For this tensioner, I'll try and snap a...Read complete review

Some Dayco belts and tensioners just look a touch on the flimsy side to me. Belts look like there is a shiny and plastic content. For this tensioner, I'll try and snap a pic. But what you get isn't quite like the sample pic. To me it's a sign of cheap when the internal spring comes out of the housing and anchors to something external. Maybe this is better and will last longer, but it's definitely not like the OEM and not as nice to look at. But all in all this a solid replacement part.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

u get what u pay for

The dayco belt tensioner was easy to install but three weeks after I installed the tensioner it start to make a noise. I would not buy another dayco product.

The dayco belt tensioner was easy to install but three weeks after I installed the tensioner it start to make a noise. I would not buy another dayco product.

Reviewed by 23 customers

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5.0

I would buy again

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Automatic Belt Tensioner:

Just installed seems fine

 
4.0

I would buy again

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Automatic Belt Tensioner:

Easy to install on 05 silverado have had no problems after 3 weeks

 
5.0

belt tensioner

By 

from greeley.co

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Automatic Belt Tensioner:

easy to install.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Simple or Cheap You Decide

By 

from Maplewood, MN

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3 or more reviews submitted

Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Automatic Belt Tensioner:

Dayco stuff works. I just like Gates better. This tensioner is a classic reason why I'd rather gates. I was in a pinch and recently addicted to the Advance Auto buy online and pick up in store !! See attached photo. Not sure if having this type of spring keeps the setup "simple and reliable" or if it just means "cheap design". All in all a decent product for the price.

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  • No
 
4.0

Dayco Works. I am partial to Gates

By 

from Maplewood, MN

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Price And Availability

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Automatic Belt Tensioner:

      Some Dayco belts and tensioners just look a touch on the flimsy side to me. Belts look like there is a shiny and plastic content. For this tensioner, I'll try and snap a pic. But what you get isn't quite like the sample pic. To me it's a sign of cheap when the internal spring comes out of the housing and anchors to something external. Maybe this is better and will last longer, but it's definitely not like the OEM and not as nice to look at. But all in all this a solid replacement part.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Works as it should

      By 

      from Chicago, il

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      Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Automatic Belt Tensioner:

      It's only been a couple days big everything is working as it should. The original 12 year old tensioner was no longer keeping the serpentine belt taught. As a result the belt slipped and got caught in the alternator pulley and shredded. This happened twice.

      I noticed as I was putting the second belt on the tensioner required me to extend it to the furthest position by hand.

      Installation on my Yukon was easy. Remove 3 bolts and tensioner, install new tensioner. Included instructions state to torque to 35lb.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Tensioner

      By 

      from menasha, wi

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Engine Efficiency
      • Top Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Automatic Belt Tensioner:

          Seems to have good quality

           
          5.0

          It works fine

          By 

          from Delmar maryland

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Automatic Belt Tensioner:

          It fit

           
          4.0

          Tension

          By 

          from Raleigh, NC

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about CARQUEST by Dayco Automatic Belt Tensioner:

          On my silverado 1500, the installation was very simple, routing the belt was just a little challenging. It is best to change the belt also when a pulley or tensioner go bad, just to be safe.

           
          4.0

          Works Great

          By 

          from Evansville, IN

          About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

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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 Automatic Belt Tensioner:

            Belts were squealing during rain and humid days. My 2005 GMC Sierra crew cab has 130k miles. Decided to change belts and tensioners. Piece of cake install. Took less than 15 minutes. No squeal.

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            5 Questions | 5 Answers
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            • Q:

              This item 89253 on the website under specifications incorrectly displays "inches" as opposed to "mm".
              Asked on 4/12/2015 by Licklog from Sevierville

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi Licklog, thank you for bringing this to our attention! I have forwarded this information to our content team to update the site. I appreciate your patience while this information is updated.

                Answered on 4/13/2015 by Solomon
            • Q:

              how do you adjust tension on this product. the video did not address this
              Asked on 7/26/2014 by Bill from New Berlin, WI

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                I'm glad to assist, Bill! The tension does not need to be adjusted on this Dayco No Slack Belt Tensioner (Part No. 89253) The tension is already set, to release the tension you will need to use the correct size drive socket on a breakover bar, ratchet or serpentine belt installation tool to rotate the tensioner arm to release the tension. Once you remove the tool with the belt in place, the tensioner will then hold the belt in place.

                The installation instructions are located here: http://www.daycoproducts.com/dpdata/images/IS253.PDF

                Answered on 7/30/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
            • Q:

              are you able to adjust tension on this part
              Asked on 3/17/2013 by tim

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Yes, you would be able to adjust the tension on this Dayco No Slack Automatic Belt Tensioner, Light Duty (Part No. 89253). For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 3/18/2013 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              Is this for the A/C or drive belt?
              Asked on 1/17/2013 by fJoe from San Antonio

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                This Dayco No Slack Automatic Belt Tensioner, Light Duty part# 89253 is for serpentine belt drives. For more information, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our technicians would be more than happy to assist you.

                Answered on 1/18/2013 by Rick from AAP
            • Q:

              Specifications for pulley diameter and width are WRONG for this tensioner description. Please edit and correct. Thanks.
              Asked on 5/17/2011 by ME

              1 answer

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                A:

                We have forwarded your suggestion to our designing team and if you have any suggestion kindly let us know and we greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review.

                Answered on 7/6/2011 by Start with Shane! from AAP
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