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Old 01-01-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default About serpentine belt and belt tensioner

My car is 02 Saturn SL.
Locally, I can get the following serpentine belt by search the website:

1) Autozone: Duralast (755K5)

2) AdvanceAutpparts:
Dayco (5050755)

Which one do you think could be better? Is the size right for my car? I am keeping getting message about 778 to be the right belt size? What does this mean?


In terms of the tensioner, will the duralast (305240) and Dayco (89240) work? Any other recommendation?

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Old 01-01-2010, 03:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: About serpentine belt and belt tensioner

I'd go with whatever belt is cheaper. As far as tensioner, I've had bad luck with ones from parts stores. Ended up buying the OEM part.

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Old 01-01-2010, 03:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: About serpentine belt and belt tensioner

The cheap belts are absolute garbage. You get what you pay for.

Get a gates, or I think AZ sells Goodyear, I have had decent luck with them.

The quality of the tensioner & idler all depend on what kind of bearing is in them.

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Old 01-01-2010, 04:22 PM   #4
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Default Re: About serpentine belt and belt tensioner

Thanks,
I am just not clear about the size.
My car has SOHC engine. Dayco offers a "755" belt, however Gates offers a "757" one. Which one I should go for?

I prefer Dayco since I can get it locally. If Gates is better, I have to buy it from RockAuto.

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Old 01-01-2010, 05:07 PM   #5
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I have used both Dayco and Gatorback Serp Belts with success on using both of them over the years.

Verify that you have the correct belt size and get the best that money can buy...don't skimp.

Belt Tensioners...been a while since I have had to replace one, but I always thought that the OEM were the best way to go.

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Old 01-04-2010, 12:42 PM   #6
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I really do not know which size is a right one. But I will try AAP's Dayco 755 since it is close. Hope I will have a good luck.

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