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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
84,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace pully (1 reports)
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 062009

Monte Carlo SS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles


Pully bearings failed on serpentine belt tensioner. GM doesn't supply dealers with the $25.00 Pully, they only supply dealers with the $250.00 tensioner assembly that the dealer then takes the good pully off of and installs on the old tensioner. This saves you 4 hours of labor but you get to take home a new tensioner with a worn out pully. I asked why don't you just go to NAPA they have just the pully for $25 and this would save your customers a little bit of money, I was told that the dealer can only purchase from GM. The dealer BUFF WHELAN also told me that $225 isn't a lot of money..

- , St. Clair Shores, MI, USA

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