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AC Belt tensioner

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Guest 97SubaruGT

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?

 

Thanks.

 

<img src="http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-6/233953/tensioner.jpg" style="border:0;"/>

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Guest Legacy777

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

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Guest scoobtech

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

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Guest canajun2eh

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.

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Guest TinyClark

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.

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Guest 97SubaruGT

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.

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Guest Legacy777

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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