Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 23:11:12 -0400
From: Brian & Joan Smith <bsmithnopsamtenet.com>
Subject: Re: Broken Upper Alternator Bracket


Not possible. Never been involved in any altercation. If it had, I'm sure it would have won! Brian Meme MemE wrote: > Is it possible that it was damaged by a pervious accident as I have seen > this before after the car was in a front-end collision. > "B. Smith" <b.smithnopsamco.ca> wrote in message > news:rfoy8.5150$op.368439nopsam2.cgocable.net... > > Thanks for the encouragement. I detect that yours is genuine unlike that > of > > the Customer Relations department that I have been dealing with. > > > > <davehinznopsamcop.net> wrote in message > > news:aad2gq$9s6p5$1nopsam34476.news.dfncis.de... > > > Someone who looks an awful lot like B. Smith <b.smithnopsamco.ca> wrote: > > > > The idler is just that and the tension is adjusted by the tensioner > that > > is > > > > below and aft of it. There would be no reason for any 'human stress' > to > > be > > > > exerted on the bracket that broke. The idler pulley is original and > non > > of > > > > the idlers have seized so it appears to be a simple case of metal > > failure. > > > > One would wonder at having a bracket with so little mass to carry the > > level > > > > of moment that is present on the arm. > > > > > > > Thanks for your comments. > > > > > > I guess all I can offer at this point, then, is "you're right, it > > shouldn't > > > do that". > > > > > > Dave > > > > > > >

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