Originally Posted by OTRtech
You changed the tensioner but did you also check the idler pulley ?
No afer spending $45 on the tensioner at autozone I thought I would see if that dd the trick. IDK how long this serpentine stuff lasts but I replaced everything 3.5 yrs ago and it seems like the tensioner was going bad. The idler will be my next step. I thought about just replacing the bearing but after seeing anoher thread I will just buy the whole pully and bolt: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...=275589&page=1
Edit: My tensioner moved alot on startup and had belt rub marks on the tensioner assembly so I thought that the fan might be freezing up to cause it to move so much.
98 XLT "Off Road" 4x4, Gutless 4.0 Automatic, 4.11 265/75/16, Supercab, SCT Tuned