I am confused,

Asked by Feb 01, 2014 at 09:24 PM about the 1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 2 Dr VR-4 Turbo AWD Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was told that I need a belt tensioner changed when a water pump is been replaced on a 1993 Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR4, but Auto Zone said it does not need it, who is right here???

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Do you know how old the tensioner and idler pulleys are? If no then I would replace them. When I do not know the age of them I replace the tensioner and all idler pulleys. Do you have to change them? No. But for such a small cost now it will give you piece of mind till your next belt change.


Just a reminder. If the tensioner, timing belt or idler pulleys fail you will be re doing your heads due to bent valves.

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