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Old 25-04-2012, 06:08   #1
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Belt tightener tool home made

I always hated prying on the alternator to get a good tension on the belt so I made up this simple tol. It consist of a threaded rod, 2 nuts, 2 washers and 2 wood blocks. I drilled a hole the size of the rod in the blocks about a inch deep. pulley to pulley was about 10 inches so I cut the rod about 8 inches+-. It works great with no prying on the alternator. Cost me less than 3 bucks.

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Old 25-04-2012, 06:14   #2
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Re: Belt tightener tool home made

That's a great idea, especially if you can't get the pry bar in between the engine and the alternator due to lack of space.

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