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post #1 of 142 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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H6 tensioner bearing#

I've seen 2 reports the serpentine belt tensioner and idler pulleys for the H6 (at least 2001-2003) is bearing# " 6203-2rsj ", seems like this would make a good sticky, especially as they seem prone to failure.

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post #2 of 142 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 05:43 PM
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i've seen 6 reported failures this week alone on various sites.


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i've seen 6 reported failures this week alone on various sites.


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My '03 is a bit over 90,000miles, I think I'm going to do mine before too long.

Man, its tight behind the radiator, though.



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I removed the upper rad hose from the rad and held it up out the way. Made for a lot more clearance to get that tensioner out. Didn't lose any coolant and was a lot easier that trying to get my hands and tools in that space.
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When this happened on my 05 outback H6 the mechanic was able to get both pulleys out without removing anything. He was also able to use a press to change the bearings instead of replacing the entire assembly, saved me some $. The replacement bearings were only about 6$ each.
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When this happened on my 05 outback H6 the mechanic was able to get both pulleys out without removing anything. He was also able to use a press to change the bearings instead of replacing the entire assembly, saved me some $. The replacement bearings were only about 6$ each.
That's about the price for the part# I listed- its just the bearing that goes inside the pulley for the idler, and the tensioner.


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Mine got replaced last weekend. Sounds like an epidemic.....
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yesterday replaced both tensioner and idler pulley they were 50.52 before tax each from the stealership, gonna buy two bearings and press them in into the old ones to have spares.
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yesterday replaced both tensioner and idler pulley they were 50.52 before tax each from the stealership, gonna buy two bearings and press them in into the old ones to have spares.
Weird- usually the idler is cheaper and the tensioner more expensive.

If you got both for about 100 that's less than the $125 I've seen just the tensioner one goes for.

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i bought two idler pulleys since there is nothing wrong with tensioner mechanism and pulleys are identical there was no need to buy the entire assembly
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