Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 00:06:34 GMT
From: Bob <>
Subject: Re: Broken Upper Alternator Bracket

On Fri, 26 Apr 2002 17:19:46 -0400, "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. > FYI - the general recommendation is to replace the idler pulleys and belt every 40-50K as the upper pulley wears quickly and failure stops you cold. I'm surprised you haven't have an idler pulley failure already. Bob

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