2000-2008 Chevrolet Trucks Belt Tensioner
Have you heard a rattle under the hood of your Chevrolet truck after installing a new compressor? The noise you hear may be caused by the belt tensioner.
Did you know that if the compressor failed due to liquid slugging, it will cause premature failure of the belt tensioner? This failure could cause an under the hood rattling noise on 2000-2008 Chevrolet Trucks. Liquid Slugging has been known to cause A/C compressor failure, which results in the need of a new compressor. If the belt tensioner and serpentine belt are not replaced at the same time, it may generate a noise under the hood. This noise can be mistaken for a premature compressor failure. The typical life of a belt tensioner is 60,000 miles. Some common causes for the replacement of the belt tensioner are: loss of tension, bad bearing or a damaged pulley.
The gpd part number for the belt tensioner is
We highly recommend checking this tensioner anytime you service a 2000-2008 Chevrolet truck.