Is your Honda K series making a horrible screeching noise? It might be the serpentine belt tensioner. In this video I show you how to replace a bad serpentine belt tensioner on a Honda K series engine. I’m doing this job in a 2004 Honda Element, but this method should work for most Honda K series engines.
Unfortunately I couldn’t find the info on my former tensioner that went bad. This is the one I replaced it with.
Dayco Tensioner: https://www.amazon.com/Dayco-89321-Belt-Drive-Tensioner/dp/B000JZGMDU/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1523475258&sr=8-11&keywords=2004+element+belt+tensioner
Hopefully it lasts longer than its predecessor. For best results, I recommend the Honda part, but it does come at a price.
Honda Tensioner: https://www.hondapartsnow.com/genuine/honda~tensioner~assy~31170-raa-a02.html?Make=Honda&Model=Element&Year=2004&Submodel=&Filter=(bt=3%2c457;et=2%2c5)&Location=engine-mounting-bracket,3066271,4
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