Alternatives for the Gear/Tooth Belt Tensioners
pjrose at frontiernet.net
Thu Apr 1 09:36:28 EST 2004
At 7:24 AM -0500 4/1/04, MPalatas at cs.com wrote:
>Does anyone know of a harder (stainless steel?) alternative to the stock
>setup for either the belt tensioner gear teeth part or the gear
>drive part for the
>A/C or Alternator? I've got a stripped drive gear.
No, I don't. It is much less likely to strip if _all_ the appropriate
bolts are loosened before tensioning the belt. It's easy to miss one
of those bolts (5 of 'em, I recall), and then a stripped gear is the
likely result; however a replacement gear costs only $5. A liberal
application of antiseize compound on the shaft of the gear's "axle"
bolt is also a good idea.
Rochester, NY USA
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