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How do you tell if the belt tensioner is wore out?? My belt is being pushed into the a/c compressor eating the inner 2 ribs of the belt. Belt does have some slack as it comes up from the a/c compressor to the alternator.
96 CTD,3K,AFC spring,fuel plate,new injector pump
100% WVO last 42,000 mi on 331,000 mi
BHAF ,no cat,no silencer ring.
their is actually a fancy little tool you use for checking the belt tension. something like a fish scale, pull xx pounds of tension and you should have xx amount of deflection. Dont recall the specs, but thats how its done
2007 Laramie 3500, Just breakin in the new engine with a few trinkets
2004.5 3500 600 series 2wd 6spd bone stock, my little rice burner
1997 SLT 2500, 5.5" fabtech, 36x13.5 IROKs, 5x12s, s300, 4kgsk
My belt is being pushed into the a/c compressor eating the inner 2 ribs of the belt.
You answered your own question. The two pieces of the tensioner have a teflon disk between them. When it wears out the belt won't run true. Easy to replace, and I recommend you get a genuine Cummins part so you won't have to do it again for quite a few years. (I've only replaced mine once).
97 3500, 2 WD, G56, slightly bombed, A million+miles. Started the second million on 8/24/13
If you are lucky enough to be in Texas, you are lucky enough.
There's a guy floating around here with 780k on his unrebuilt cummins. Now, according to duramax and ford guys, his truck should have fallen completely apart around the engine 7.8 times, since they all know that dodge trucks are junk and only last 100k before they spontaneously disassemble themselves while going down the road. That has happened to me 2.76 times, and both times I was only wearing boxers while driving so it was really embarrassing.
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