I am replacing my timing belt. I will be replacing the T-Belt, water pump and tensioner. In my search for parts I discover I can purchase the Tensioner or the whole component. This is the different between a $60-$70 purchase or a $170-$200 purchase.
My question is should I, or do I have to, replace the entire component or will I be able to purchase and install just the tensioner?
I do not race it, I do have fun from time to time, but overall normal driving. 137k Miles 85% Highway, it is an '05, I drive a lot for work and road trippin.