i just had a new tention pulley installed on my 95 buick leSabre and it is smoking for some reason? can anyone help me!

Asked by Aug 26, 2017 at 11:54 AM about the 1995 Buick LeSabre Custom Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Talk it back to the mechanic A new part could be bad, or a dishonest mechanic might have installed a used pulley.

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I would not doubt if they installed a used part and charged you for a new one.

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Or over torqued

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I bought the part new, so I know its a new part.. but it just started smoking soon after the part was replaced.. im going to check torqued


Was it a dorman part? Or was it Original equipment for a Buick? Probably AC Delco Sounds like a bad part.

It was a duralast part from Autozone..


You don't want my opinion or experiences of Duralast parts. Buy OEM if possible first, then NAPA. NEVER put an electrical Duralast part on your car if you like it. If you don't care and are selling it....then a different story. Most of the time Duralast is also more expensive than the better OEM part.

thanks for the tip.. so OEM is a better and cheaper parts.. I just want to get my big baby rolling again.. I really appreciate all of the comments keep the coming.. if any of you are in my area code looking for work and really know what they are doing please message me


Look up on amazon. Does this look like it? AC Delco 38126. $98.

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