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Guest Message by DevFuse

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AC Belt tensioner

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#1 Guest_97SubaruGT_*

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Posted 15 June 2003 - 09:17 AM

Hi everyone.

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;"/>

#2 Guest_scoobtech_*

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Posted 15 June 2003 - 10:15 PM

These should come as a complete assy.0]

#3 Guest_TinyClark_*

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Posted 15 June 2003 - 11:50 PM

If it's too pricey, maybe it can be welded.

#4 Guest_Legacy777_*

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Posted 16 June 2003 - 06:10 AM

I wouldn't try to weld it. Just get a new one. If price is an issue, get one from a junkyard.

#5 Guest_scoobtech_*

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Posted 16 June 2003 - 04:58 PM

You can' t weld because that is how you adjust the belt . :cool:

#6 Guest_canajun2eh_*

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Posted 16 June 2003 - 07:34 PM

Wow! That shouldn't happen.

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.

#7 Guest_TinyClark_*

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Posted 17 June 2003 - 12:16 AM

You can weld it to work the same as new, but if you can get one at a junk yard, that's the best bet.

#8 Guest_97SubaruGT_*

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Posted 17 June 2003 - 06:47 AM

Yup, i didn't loosen the nut before trying to adjust the pulley and the thing cracked.
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.

#9 Guest_Legacy777_*

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Posted 17 June 2003 - 03:51 PM

The old ones are metal, and what usually happens when someone does exactly what you did is the long bolt bends.

I would say not loosening the idler pulley is probably a very common uh-oh.

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