2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
- Plano, Texas, USA
Now the version of this belt tensioner is getting stranger! All online Mazda parts stores now list PET2-15-980 again as the current version which supersedes PE01-15-980A、PE01-15-980B、PE03-15-980A、PE03-15-980B、and short-lived PE03-15-980C! The MSRP unfortunately didn’t adjust back to previous $147.86 for PET2-15-980, but is kept at $207.71 when PE03-15-980C came out about a month ago!Boy, this tensioner thing is getting interesting! Like you said, just a month ago Mazda parts list had PET2-15-980 for $147.86 MSRP, now another new-and-improved tensioner PE03-15-980C is listed selling for $207.71 MSRP!!!
Now the latest PE03-15-980C replaces: PE01-15-980A, PE01-15-980B, PE03-15-980A, PE03-15-980B, PET2-15-980!
I guess I’m lucky not to jump in too soon getting a new old-version tensioner last month when I noticed the leaky tensioner, although the price has jumped 40%!!!
The TSB says to use PET2-15-980 tensioner and “new modified drive belt auto tensioner can be identified by serial number F569897.13.”. My theory is the latest PE03-15-980C is equivalent to modified PET2-15-980 with serial number F569897.13., but added some expensive super sealing which caused the 40% higher price!
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