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LOOKING FOR AC DELCO PART 55580981 timing belt tensioner

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Hey my cruze is down, was wondering if anyone has a timing belt tensioner for sale, that I can buy asap really need to get my car back on the road

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Well, got my tensioner today. $30 extra for 2 day air. What was in the package you ask? 1 bolt…, yep $170 for a bolt. Thanks ID parts!
Ive had a couple negative experiences with ID parts. I don’t buy from them anymore.

The 2.0 CDTI is ubiquitous in Europe, in came in many different vehicles Opel, Vauxhall, Fiat, SAAB and more. The tensioners are available in Europe and Australia if anybody needs one.
 

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I ordered an INA tensioner from Amazon in France for $47 with international shipping and USD conversion included. Last one they had. Says it fits 2.0 CDTI and A20DTH which is the same as the LUZ. Should be and looks like the right part we need.

INA is an aftermarket German made OE manufacturer so no worries about quality. When it shows up I'll take some pics and post them up for future reference and maybe a sticky on here since it appears this part may be difficult to source in North America now that it's NLA.

 

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I did a google search on it and it appears that Most all the Auto part stores carry it!! Acdelco #55580981 - Google Search
No they don’t have it, some of those websites haven’t been updated yet and Summit sells stuff as drop ship that isn’t in stock. I spoke with my local Chevrolet parts dept. and the guy said it’s NLA.

You may be able to find one from a dealer that has NOS in inventory.
 

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Says in stock. Not ac delco but DNJ. I ordered one. I’ll probably have to get it refunded in a week or so 🤷‍♂️
Is that even a real website? WTF is DNJ parts? That’s Chinese junk 100% you don’t take chances with timing.

I posted a link to a complete GM A20DTH kit in the UK.

Here is just the tensioner:

 

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Is that even a real website? WTF is DNJ parts? That’s Chinese junk 100% you don’t take chances with timing.

I posted a link to a complete GM A20DTH kit in the UK.

Here is just the tensioner:

Looks like someone here snagged up the OE A20DTH Tensioner on eBay. For aftermarket Id trust INA, Litens, SKF and Dayco. I’ve used these brands on my VW TDIs and they are all solid, the Dayco timing stuff was actually better than OE on the MK IV TDIs.

Here is another INA tensioner INA 531 0844 10 Tensioner Pulley, timing belt for ALFA ROMEO,CADILLAC,CHEVROLET | eBay
 

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DNJ looks to be American. The part spec lists the OEM p/n. We’ll see when it comes. That German one already shipped and was the cheapest. I guess I can compare the two before I return it. Thanks again. That’s gonna save at least a couple peoples asses.
The DNJ picture doesn’t show an OE tensioner which has the Japanese red bearing ring on the GM unit. My guess is DNJ is a reboxed Chinese part.

The OE GM tensioner looks just like the Febi/Bilstein part which is probably the supplier to GM.

I got the last INA tensioner from Amazon France. They will have more. I posted an eBay link with another one.

There are millions of cars with this engine in Europe and Australia still on the road. We will likely have to resort to sourcing parts like this from European sources in the future.
 

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Here’s mine from Amazon in France, $46.96 with shipping and VAT. So weird we are having to get stuff from Europe for a car that is 7 model years old. Unreal really, like being in a 3rd world country.

I’ll keep this as a spare, if the the unit @Bvogt is correct I’m gonna order the complete kit from the UK so I have a kit for my next TB change.
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I just got mine yesterday. Came from Germany. Sure looks the same to me, I’ll update when I put it in. I’ve done it before and it looks legit

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