Date: 27 Apr 2002 02:30:50 GMT
Subject: Re: Broken Upper Alternator Bracket

Someone who looks an awful lot like B. Smith <> 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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