GT 200 belt tensioner
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Joined: 16 Jun 2019
Posts: 26
Location: Springfield Mo
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:48 am quote
WTF?? The previous owner of "Frigg" abused my baby. No variater filter & I got this. Getting things cleaned up,new belt, rollers, etc. The tensioner spins free but has a squek. Can I just remove, clean it & repack it with grease. Im in uncharted waters & I'm stuck. Literally, I'm sitting in the garage with a coffee & a smoke. What do I torque to if I can repack it


2003 ET2 (SOLD); 2004 GT200
Joined: 22 Oct 2016
Posts: 360
Location: Atlanta, GA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:02 pm quote
I'd try some bearing oil and see if that stops the squeaking. If not, a new one is relatively cheap (part #833989). Torque spec is quite low, 8 to 10 ft-lbs per the Workshop Manual (page 120):
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:13 pm quote
As above, lube it and order a new one for next time it's opened up. It's not uncommon for those bearings to get squeaky or even stiff - they come barely lubed from the factory and are in a filthy environment. Don't leave it forever, for if it seizes it'll wear out the belt PDQ.
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