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I have a drive-belt tensioner, on a K7M 1.6 8v, which was initially not moving to allow me to re-place the serpentine-/drive-belt.

I managed to get it moving, but it's still a little stiff.

Can apply some lubricant to free it up a bit more, before I refit the drive belt?

If so, what would be a suitable type of lubricant, and where precisely should I be applying it?

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    It's probably worn and in need of replacement. You might get some additional life out of it if you can remove and disassemble it and lube the pivot. I'd use grease.
    – jwh20
    Jan 17, 2023 at 13:17
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    I decided To replace the old one with a new one.
    – Jim
    Jan 18, 2023 at 4:22

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