I have a coolant leak but it looks like its
coming from the belt tensioner in my 1998
Chevy cavalier is this a sign of a cracked
Fluid does not come from a tensioner. A tensioner is just a type of "spring loaded" mechanical mechanism to hold tension on the belt. Check your oil. If the oil has a milky, or greenish milky appearance it means you have water in your oil, which would indicate a cracked head, or leaky gasket.
Oil looks good is not milky looking but could this also be the water pump
Coolant can leak from the weep hole or gasket on the water pump. Time for a replacement.
Will that make it look like its coming from the belt tensioner
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