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Tensioner/ pulley click at idle?

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Recently just replace harmonic ballacer on my 2011 SE 3.5l FWD, with 117k miles. Ever since, ive noticed a click sound and a pulse of vibration along with it during idle. Sounds like its coming from the pully system. Any ideas? I think it might be the tensioner.

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Did you go with Motorcraft or aftermarket? Did you check the condition of the belts during the change?

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My 2016 3.5L developed a click at idle with roughly 38,000 miles on it (yes, just out of warranty).  It was the tensioner.  I purchased a new Motorcraft tensioner for $125 and replaced it myself (not too tough).  No more click.  It now has 60,000 miles.

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Ordered a new Motocraft Tensioner, pretty sure the bearing or something is going out. 100k says its about time for a new one.

Making sure I get the proper tension this time too 😅

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