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SLK320 Belt Tensioner Replacement

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So replaced my serpentine belt a few months ago - pretty easy job. But my belt still makes a bit of a squeal for the first 30 seconds or so of run time in the mornings. I figure it's probably because my tensioner is getting weak?

Does anyone have instructions on how to replace this? I am trying to guage whether it's something I should attempt myself, or if I should just wait till my next service and let my indie do it.


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Awesome, thanks!

Pretty sure I don't have that shock absorber, but I've read that some do and some don't, it's not really consistent.
Thanks Kobus, so you're saying that I don't need to remove the electric fan or shroud?

My car just hit 80,000 miles and I am pretty sure the tensioner is original, so I guess it's a good time to do it - now I've just gotta find some spare time...
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