Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 22:37:46 -0400
From: "B. Smith" <b.smithnopsamco.ca>
Subject: Re: Broken Upper Alternator Bracket


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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