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Buy a Haynes or Chilton manual and check it out. Unless things have changed at Chevrolet, a 5.7 (350ci) has no timing belt so therefore there is also no belt tensioner. It's chain driven from crank sprocket to cam sprocket. It's internal, behind the timing chain cover, which is behind the water pump, and is oiled via the engine which oiled is something a rubber belt is not. Ever try pouring oil on a tire and taking off??? Or walking through a small amount of spilled oil? Oil tends to cause a lack of traction in either case and so it would on a belt.

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