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I noticed a little chirp/tick like sound coming from the engine bay and decided to change the tensioner. I had changed a pulley and the belt about a month ago but not the tensioner so I figured I would do it at work in between jobs.

Well it's not as clean cut of a job that I thought it was. There are 3 bolts that hold the tensioner on and the far right bolt is directly behind the power steering pump pulley, so the power steering pulley must be removed. No big deal, I just didn't realize it to begin with. Swapped out the tensioner and pressed the ps pulley back on. Another new belt and off to the races...

Just wanted to point that out for anyone planning on changing their tensioner. You'll need to pull the power steering pulley to do the job. Make sure you press it back on all the way so everything lines up correctly.
 
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