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AC Belt tensioner
Posted 15 June 2003 - 09:17 AM
The tensioner for the AC drive belt cracked.
My belts started squealing and I decided to check, good thing i did.
The tensioner is tightened for the near future it should be ok to drive but eventually I want to replace the darn thing.
Does anyone know the part number for this thing? I seem to be two parts, one is the wheel and the other is the rail mount. I attempted to paste a link to the pic, hope it works. Anyone know the price range for this thing?
<img src="http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-6/233953/tensioner.jpg" style="border:0;"/>
Posted 15 June 2003 - 10:15 PM
Posted 15 June 2003 - 11:50 PM
Posted 16 June 2003 - 06:10 AM
Posted 16 June 2003 - 04:58 PM
Posted 16 June 2003 - 07:34 PM
Did you forget to loosen the pulley nut before trying to tighten the belt?
Just get a used one from a junkyard. $5 ought to do it.
Posted 17 June 2003 - 12:16 AM
Posted 17 June 2003 - 06:47 AM
I went to the dealer and got that guide piece for ~$7. No wonder it cracked, it's plastic.
I'll have fun trying to loosen the nut, there's only around 2" of clearance between the pulley and the fan.
Thanks for the help everyone.
Posted 17 June 2003 - 03:51 PM
I would say not loosening the idler pulley is probably a very common uh-oh.
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