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Have you tried replacing the tensener pulling, it has a bearing inside it that should allow the roller to spin. They are not very expensive.

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Q: On a 94 Chevy Cavalier if it's not the alternator or the serpentine belt both replaced but there is a whining noise and the car goes dead what is it?
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